Advancing "WE" in Policing
Welcome to our new “WE” Blog - for everything diversity, equity and inclusion related within Ontario Policing. Our goal is to stop talking about yesterday and start moving forward TOGETHER wiser for the experience. We deliberately choose to value all experiences equally, both positive & negative as well as public and private. We acknowledge there is no singular voice that can capture and represent the lived experiences of many. The intent of our blog is to promote a specific forward-moving framework. "WE" promote the sharing of thought, opinions and ideas that are of a positive construction to make its content engaging and barrier free to everyone, (...and yes we do mean everyone). In the wise words of one of the greatest intellectual leaders in our lifetime: “Fight for the things you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you” - Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Again – “WE” welcome you to our collective voice on Equity and Inclusion within Ontario Policing.
Joe Couto is Associate Faculty at Royal Roads University and also teaches at the University of Guelph-Humber and Humber College. He serves as Director of Government Relations and Communications with the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police.