I'd first like to acknowledge that we too acknowledge the tragic circumstances and the deaths of individuals. I think any police leader across Ontario and Canada would agree that none of our people set out with that intended outcome. Notwithstanding that I can't speak to the specific nature of both of those deaths, because they are being investigated by the special investigations unit, I can comment on the confluence of factors that brought us to the doorstep of individuals such as Mr. Campbell.
In this case, I think this speaks to the broader conversation that both Chief Larkin and I spoke to earlier about multiple systems and a multiple system failure. Within it is an element of systemic discrimination, but also in it is a failure of the system's support of individuals who need access. As an example of this, we see all too many times here in Peel region an average of 18 mental health apprehensions a day. That's just the apprehensions, let alone the calls for service.
Here in Ontario, the legislative framework allows that for anybody in mental health crisis who needs to be taken to a hospital involuntarily, the legislative responsibility lies with the police. We would all agree that, fundamentally, that is the wrong framework for an individual to access services. Add to that a racialized community. We've seen two circumstances where in the past year we've had multiple, multiple contacts with an individual. The family calls us because they don't have the supports to provide to an individual, whether in mental health crisis or not. You would think that the same individual would have multiple contacts with the health system, with their physician. We're all operating in multiple silos. If you look back, the fact that a family can rely on calling 911 as the only source of support for an individual in crisis and for us to be on the doorstep that day and it end in a tragic circumstance is really the failure of all of those multiple contacts along other systems to not have found an off-ramp at a previous time.
For me, yes, it's tragic. I mentioned earlier the emphasis on multi-sector collaboration and the shifting of responsibility to other human systems so that it's not the police, in the end, who are responsible. Notwithstanding the fact that we are needing to improve our abilities, which we do through the mental health crisis response with nurses and plainclothes officers and CMHA workers and multiple other initiatives, it really is a situation where, again, as we see in our region, individuals of racialized communities don't have access to services or connection to services. As a result, it's us in the end, unfortunately, in crisis.