The province of Ontario has undertaken a long overdue and significant task: re-examining how we conduct policing in our communities. All IN seized the opportunity to make some significant recommendations, and submitted a report to the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) and Minister Yasir Naqvi.
From racial profiling, to the G20, to tragic interactions with persons in mental health crises, to bathhouse raids, to occasional mistreatment of the homeless and beyond, respectful policing has almost always been difficult to attain. But respectful, accountable policing is a key foundation of any solid democracy. So are accountability, transparency, and meaningful oversight. Read our report here. And spread the word (and this newsletter.)
We are in the process of recruiting some new members to our Steering Committee. But we need you to spread the word: do you know people with fundraising experience who would relish the chance to help our incredible organization grow? Send them our way! Or tell them to find out more about our search for board/Steering Committee members here.
We have done so much in just a few months since our launch. You can help us do more. We are an advocacy group and so rely on your donations. You can help us advocate for the right policies so that we need less charities. Consider making a small monthly donation by going here.
You want to know what we’ve done in the last few months?
•We’ve held two federal election events (within days of officially launching)
•We’ve held an event on housing with speakers from the political and non-profit sectors, as well as people with lived experiences of poverty
•We’ve made submissions to the city’s Housing Opportunities Toronto project on inclusive and affordable housing
•We’ve written to the province on inclusionary zoning laws.
•And, most recently, we’ve sent our submissions on policing to Minister Naqvi.
All in about 7 months!!
Help us do more. Make a monthly or one-time donation. Visit here to donate.