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Blue Line, The Podcast: YRP’s Michelle Vincent, founder of The Haven

December 3, 2019  By Staff

Michelle Vincent steps into Blue Line's offices at Annex Business Media in Toronto to record her episode of Blue Line, The Podcast.

These past few months, Blue Line, The Podcast has been probing the stories behind some truly inspiring officers and how they found their way to their current careers. In fact, we have been celebrating women in law enforcement in this series and today’s important episode marks our final installment for now.

In this episode of Blue Line, The Podcast, we sit down with York Regional Police Officer Michelle Vincent, who has been in the field for 18 years and is also the writer behind Blue Line’s “Holding the Line” column. Furthermore, she is an officer on a serious mission to save lives when it comes to the first responder mental health crisis.

As the founders of a new non-profit, Vincent is in the process of implementing Ontario’s first treatment centre that will be occupationally-specific for and exclusive to first responders. It’s called The Haven and it is based on Quebec’s model, called La Vigile. She tells us more about the stage this non-profit is at and why it will make a difference in suicide prevention among emergency services and uniform personnel.


Listen to the SoundCloud link below for the full conversation or on Apple Podcasts under Annex Business Media: Podcasts.

You can also stream the show here at

Did you miss our November episode with Maria Iannuzziello, a Durham College professor currently teaching in the Police Foundations program? Listen HERE.

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