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Constable Art Wlodyka recognized as one of CAMH Difference Makers


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New Westminster – Constable Art Wlodyka has been recognized as one of 150 Canadians making a difference in mental health due to his part in creating the Mental Health Unit and his research in the field of mental health. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) launched Difference Makers: 150 Leading Canadians for Mental Health in January 2017, with Morneau Shepell as Presenting Partner.

“Ever since Constable Wlodyka pushed for the creation of our Mental Health Unit, the residents of New Westminster have benefited from his compassion, engagement, and commitment,” stated Chief Constable Dave Jones. “Not only have people experiencing crisis have benefited from meeting Constable Wlodyka, but his work and studies on first responders mental health has been equally important.”

Each year, Canadians are invited to nominate someone who has made a difference through research, philanthropy, advocacy, social change or inspiration. From more than 3,700 names put forward from across the country, 27 people from British Columbia and Northern Canada were honoured as Canadians who are changing the course of mental health.

“I’m grateful to be part of an organization that’s making such an important cause a priority,” stated Constable Art Wlodyka. “To receive this distinction is a true honour and I share it with the people I work alongside each day.”

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About CAMH

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital and a world-leading research centre in this field. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental illness and addiction. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre. For more information visit or

For more information about Constable Art Wlodyka and the New Westminster Mental Health Unit please contact:

Sergeant Jeff Scott
New Westminster Police Department

For more for the full list of 150 Leading Canadians for Mental Health or to interview any of the honourees, please contact:

Karen Cleveland
CAMH Foundation
416-535-8501 x 30798

Cathren Ronberg
Morneau Shepell