Les Sylven, Deputy Chief Constable, Central Saanich Police Service

Dear Jackie:

RE: Clubhouse International - Victoria, BC

On behalf of the Capital Regions's Municipal Police Chiefs and Detachment Commanders, I would again like to thank you and your group for your presentation at the Area Chiefs on April 2, 2015.

As police leaders, we support your vision of an accredited Clubhouse International in the Greater Victoria area.  it is clear that Moms Like Us is a dedicated and passionate group of community members with an evidence-based plan to help those with mental health challenged.  As you know, police throughout Canada are experiencing increases in mental health related calls for service.  Many of these calls involve individuals who would greatly benefit from more structure and support as they reintegrate back into society following a mental health crisis.

We see the opening of an accredited Clubhouse International centre in Greater Victoria as one solution to this challenge and we wich you every success in making your vision a reality.


Les Sylven
Deputy Chief Constable
Central Saanich Police Service