Outside Cover 2009 Diversity Conference Toronto Police Service September 30th, 2009 8.00am – 4.00pm Diversity Management Unit Trends and Progressive Solutions Where is it being held? 2009 Diversity Conference This world‐class conference is being hosted at September 30th, 2009, Toronto, ON the new Toronto Police College. It is located conveniently between Pearson International Airport and the heart of downtown Toronto, just a short 15 minute drive from both. Trends and Progressive Solutions How much does it cost? This innovative one‐day conference will EARLY BIRD RATE: $100 CAD examine the challenging issue of Racially Post‐August 14th, 2009: $125 CAD Biased Policing. (Please inquire about rates for TPS Members.) Your conference package includes… Featuring a distinguished collection of 1. World‐class training and instruction from industry experts, this event promises to a seasoned panel of law enforcement provide insight and analysis from a variety professionals, prominent community leaders of perspectives. Additionally, presentations and legal experts. 2. All conference training materials. will highlight current initiatives and tangible 3. Lunch & refreshments throughout the day. solutions that have produced real 4. Your complimentary conference gift. outcomes! 5. Complimentary parking. On behalf the Toronto Police Service, we * Accommodation is extra. Please inquire about discounted attendee hotel rates. look forward to hosting you, in our vibrant and historic city at our brand‐new, state‐of‐ Please register early, space is limited the‐art police training facility! How do I register? Andre GOH, Manager To receive your registration form, please contact Diversity Management Unit Patricia Singh between 8am ‐ 4pm EST. Toronto Police Service Tel: 416.808.7029 (Fax: 416.808.7176) Email: patricia.singh@ torontopolice.on.ca Web: www.torontopolice.on.ca/seminars/ Your conference will be hosted at: The fine print Toronto Police College 1. Registration may be faxed or emailed. 70 Birmingham Street 2. Payment must be received within two weeks Toronto, ON M8V 3W6 September 30th, 2009 of registration or you will lose your spot. 3. Receipts will be provided for paid attendees. Toronto Police College, Toronto, ON Outside Cover The Challenge! There is no one magic solution to the ongoing and highly challenging issue of Racially Biased Policing. Progressive Solutions at the Toronto Police Service Come join the Toronto Police Service (TPS), as Your topics include: we share some multi‐faceted approaches that Human Rights Project Charter have produced real and tangible solutions, in Internal Support Networks (ISNs) one of the most diverse and multi‐culturally TPS, Diversity Management Unit cities in the world! The Toronto Police Service takes great pride in The Other Side of the Story being one of a handful of police services in the Your guest panel is comprised of representatives from: country who are actively addressing this Keynote Address: A Little Perspective… Corrections Canada important issue in a meaningful and Deputy Chief Keith FORDE, Toronto Police Service Peel Regional Police progressive manner. Allow us to share ground‐ A long‐time advocate of Human Rights & Diversity Toronto Catholic District School Board breaking initiatives which we are confident issues, Deputy Chief Keith FORDE will provide Toronto District School Board have put us on the right path toward bias‐free insights from both a personal & police perspective. policing practices! Listen as the highest ranking black police officer in The role of the Respondent is often wrought the country, and a recipient of the Harry Jerome with it’s own set of unique pitfalls and Trailblazer Award, presents historical insights and challenges. This group will reveal their side of Prominent Voices from the Community time‐proven best practices, from a variety of the story and discuss the importance of Your guest panel is comprised of representatives from perspectives! transparency and accountability in reaching TPS Community Consultative Committees, from the: outcomes that are fair and equitable for all Aboriginal Community parties. Black Community I Want To File A Complaint South Asian Community Your guest panel is comprised of representatives from the: Youth Community Aboriginal Legal Community Where Are We Going? African Legal Clinic Your guest panel is comprised of representatives from the: Community Consultative Committees (CCC’s) South Asian Legal Clinic Black Community are a vital link between the community and the South East Asian Legal Clinic Ontario Human Rights Commission police. They provide meaningful input, which is South Asian Community both critical and mutually beneficial to the This legal panel will share their very real TPS Aboriginal Peacekeeping Unit effective provision of police services. Listen as positive and negative experiences, from the community leaders reflect on this important Complainant perspective. Their adversarial The issue of Racially Biased Policing has been area of policing. position will provide valuable insights, with us for a long time and although we’ve suggestions and lessons learned for both sides come a long way, there is still much work to be to consider and assist in consistently achieving done. Listen to the realities, and learn from just outcomes. the best practices of this unique group, who have been at the centre of the storm for generations.