Constable Amy Boudreau

Constable Amy Boudreau

The Yoga Cop & Mental Health Ambassador

Graduating from the University of Windsor with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, and a minor in Criminology and Psychology, Amy Boudreau has spent the last eight years as a Police Constable with a specialty in Crime Prevention. She holds a Professional Communications Certificate from the University of Toronto and is currently enrolled in a Leadership Certificate Program at the University of Waterloo. She is an active Executive Board Member for the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners (ISCPP), on the Police Outreach Team for the Canadian Society of Evidence Based Policing (CANSEBP), holds an International Crime Prevention Specialist (ICPS) designation, is a Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Level 1 instructor, and serves as a Mental Health Ambassador.

Amy’s passion is bringing health and wellness information to the forefront by sharing how mindset plays a role in resiliency and coping effectively with life obstacles. Facing adversity and disadvantages at an early age, Amy learned how to effectively harness challenges into building strength in herself and in others. Amy has specialized training and experience in the following: 

  • Children’s Aid Society (CAS) 1:1 Child Mentoring
  • Victim Service Crisis Response
  • Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM): Group Crisis Intervention
  • Advanced Crisis Management and Death Notification
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • PCC/Suicide Awareness
  • Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Character Development
  • Emotional Intelligence (EI)
  • Diversity Management
  • Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) Diversity and Inclusion: Mental Health and Stigma in Policing
  • Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI): Managing Change and Inclusion
  • International Meditation Centre: Monk Chat Program 2-day Meditation Course
  • Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto Meditation Sessions: Volunteer Organizer and Participant
  • Excellence Canada’s Mental Health at Work Standard: Specialized Bureau Focus Group 

She has been exploring how Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Trauma Release Exercises (TRE), which assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma, can help others in reaching a state of balance, especially for those in high-risk occupations who are exposed to shiftwork and operational stress. Occupational Stress Injury (OSI) and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can develop over time from persistent work-related psychological injury or difficulty caused by traumatic experiences, prolonged high stress, or fatigue during service. Her mission is to assist others in developing self-care, self-compassion, self-belief, optimism, and how to maintain individual wellbeing protective factors against burn-out and psychological difficulties through a unique mental resiliency framework.