Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT), a knowledge hub for public safety insight and improvement
As part of the National Research Consortium, CIPSRT serves as the Knowledge Exchange Hub for knowledge synthesis, translation, and exchange that relies upon the best contemporary research evidence supporting an overall mission to provide a Canadian Knowledge Exchange Hub for strategic public safety wellness research and analysis by working with public safety leaders and academics from across Canada to translate and mobilize research knowledge that meets the current and future needs of Canadian public safety personnel (PSP), their leadership, and their families. PSP include, but are not limited to, border services personnel, correctional workers, firefighters, operational and intelligence personnel, paramedics, police, public safety communicators, and search and rescue.
CIPSRT is an innovative organization that engages existing academic research resources and facilitates the development of new research, research capacity, and effective knowledge translation. With a network of academic researchers from across Canada and the support of Canadian public safety personnel leadership, CIPSRT is a hub for collaborations to address the mental health and wellbeing research requirements of Canadian PSP and their families.
The National Research Consortium will build the evidence base related to post-traumatic stress injuries and other mental health related concerns among PSP and disseminate this research evidence to public safety stakeholders, knowledge users, and policy makers. As part of the National Research Consortium, CIPSRT will serve as the Knowledge Exchange Hub for knowledge synthesis, knowledge translation, and knowledge communication.
CIPSRT works to improve the lifetime health and well-being for people directly or indirectly related to PSP, including frontline and leaders, support personnel, families of personnel, and retired personnel. CIPSRT research will focus on the unique occupational exposures, experiences, and environments encountered by people directly or indirectly related to PSP.