John Svab

John Svab

Resiliency Coordinator, Wellness Program
Ottawa Police Service

John Svab is Resiliency Coordinator, Wellness Program with the Ottawa Police Service. John has been a member of the Ottawa Police Service for the last 18 years. In his role, his main function is the development and implementation of an Early Intervention Program to help identify (at an early stage) members of the service who may be in need of assistance or support due to a work or non-work-related situation. John also coordinates the delivery of mental health training for the service, specifically Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR) training. He provides advice and guidance related to member wellness to senior decision-makers and, along with the Peer Support Coordinator, responds to major incidents to provide member support. John has been fortunate to work in a variety of sections during his career which helps him understand the wide range of stresses experienced by members of the service on a daily basis.