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.
Karen Noakes is a retired Superintendent from York Regional Police. Throughout her career, she worked to establish a culture of inclusion to build supports for underrepresented groups in policing leadership. Karen has continued the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion conversation in policing into her retirement in consultation and facilitation roles, championing people-focused leadership, ethics, professionalism and authentic inclusion.
WE Blog Coordinator: Natalie Hiltz