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Why Calian?

Calian applies expert and court-defensible protocols to support clients such as Canada Border Services Agency, Government of Alberta, Correctional Services Canada, Ottawa Police and Peel Regional Police. Our network of clinical and forensic psychologists has extensive training in law enforcement and specialty team selection with gold standard psychological assessment protocol.

Selection Services

We provide recruit selection in hiring of officer candidates and selection in specialty unit placement (i.e. Public Safety Unit; Tactical Unit). We provide ongoing continuous improvement support to ensure best practices as our customers’ needs evolve.

Suitability to Carry a Duty Firearm

We also provide re-arming assessments of employees for whom the duty firearm and defensive tools have been removed—such as following a critical incident, firearm discharge on duty, a traumatic event, or following non-administrative removal for substance abuse including recovery and/or sobriety management.

Fitness for Duty

Similar to re-arming, we provide fitness for duty assessments following medical leave for psychological reasons and psychological clearance for return to full duties after medical approval has been granted.

Reporting and Legal Defense Services

Calian provides assessment results such as “meets” or “does not meet” required standards to the project authority or designated representative. Feedback is also available on individual assessment results to candidates upon request. Calian also defends psychological evaluations when required.

Intervention Services

Intervention for specific concerns (addictions treatment and relapse prevention programming) and post-traumatic incident intervention at both an individual and group level as required.

Regional Police Service Boosts Hiring, Improves Resiliency

Calian Psychological Services helps police exceed targets and promote workplace wellness

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Meet our experts

William Barker

Psychological Services

Dr. William Barker, Calian’s Chief Psychologist, has over forty-three years of experience as a clinical psychologist and over forty years’ experience working with law enforcement and other public safety entities. During that time he has performed over 18,000 assessments for psychological readiness of new recruits.

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Nina Fusco

Psychological Services

Dr. Nina Fusco is the Chief Psychologist at Calian. With more than a decade of experience in clinical and forensic psychology, Dr. Fusco has an impressive track record of providing invaluable support to frontline police members, civilians and their families. Her specialization in working with members in high-risk roles underscores her commitment to making a positive impact on the community. She has also played a pivotal role in the development and delivery of trauma-informed, humanistic leadership training for detachment commanders and sergeants across Ontario. Dr. Fusco actively contributes to the field as the Secretary and Treasurer for the Criminal Justice Section of the Canadian Psychological Association, and as Chair of the Psychology Committee of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police.

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Elizabeth James

Psychological Services

Elizabeth is a Health Services Contract Manager. With over 9 years managing contracts, she acts as the lead for our psychological assessment portfolio. Working closely with our Psychologist network and administrative team she focuses on relationship growth, operational efficiency and delivering timely results.

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