Christine Newman is a Director and LGBTQ Liaison of the National Women in Law Enforcement Association. She works with police services across Canada and overseas, and recently completed 20 years with the Toronto Police Service, in a variety of roles. She has been an activist and advocate for 37 years, and is known for her extensive body of work nationally. Using her lived experience battling her mental health since her childhood, she has been involved in mental health advocacy work for 27 years. She continues to work with mental health organizations to bring inclusiveness into their programs and training. She has joined the Mood Disorders Society of Canada’s Peer and Trauma Support Services team as their LGBTQ2S Peer Support Advisor/Lived Experience Facilitator.
Christine recently joined the team at Impakter as a Contributing Writer on Mental Health, and is a contributing author to Cuarenta y Nueve (Orlando tribute), and to the anthology, Brainstorm Revolution: true mental health stories of love, personal evolution, and cultural revolution. She is currently preparing her memoirs for publication in 2020, the working title is the same as her blog, The Journey To Me.
Widely known for her communication, listening, and empathic skills, for many years now, Christine is a highly sought after educator and public speaker. She has guest lectured at numerous post-secondary institutions, and for law enforcement. Her sense of humour is well-known at conferences, seminars, workshops, lectures, and in speeches, allowing her to cover significant topics in an easy to digest fashion. She has been featured in numerous news articles, and on radio and television shows in recent years.
Known to those dearest to her as a Certified Comical Curmudgeon, when not involved in her many activities, Christine can be found indulging her musical side, playing a number of instruments for her own entertainment. Because she loves being busy, she is currently working on her future goal of a Masters degree in Psychology.