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Anti-Racism Advisory Panel (ARAP) Application Questionnaire

*Click here to download a PDF version of this survey

Please describe why you wish to serve on Toronto Police Services Board’s Anti-Racism Advisory Panel. Please highlight relevant expertise and experience as it pertains to core skills and expertise identified below.

Assessing Core Skills and Specific Expertise

ARAP has identified a number of core skills expected of all its members.

Descriptions of these core skills are provided below.

Analytical and Critical Thinking - Individual having the ability to think analytically and critically, to evaluate different options, proposals and arguments and make sound decisions.

Inter-personal Communications - Individual having the ability to effectively communicate their ideas, positions, and perspective to their peers, as well as understand the ideas, position, and perspective of their peers and facilitate resolutions of differences in the common interest.

Governance Expertise - Strong understanding and experience with the appropriate roles, group processes and corporate bylaws and policies that form systems of not for profit governance. Demonstrated judgment and integrity in an oversight role.

Commitment to ARAP’s mandate - Demonstrates a strong understanding and commitment to the mandate of ARAP. Commitment to mandate may be demonstrated in many ways, including personal experience, professional experience, volunteer experience etc.

ARAP has also identified some specific expertise that it would like one or more members to possess.

Descriptions of these specific areas of expertise are provided below.

Mental Health and Addictions Expertise - Individual having expertise in various aspects of mental health and addictions issues and services, including both community-based and clinical expertise.

Anti-racism and Anti-Black Racism Expertise - Individual with strong knowledge and understanding of anti-racism and anti-Black racism; knowledge and/or experience with mental health issues, service and systems in an anti-racism and anti-Black racism context a definite advantage.

Expertise from Individuals with Lived Experience of Recovery - Individual with strong knowledge and understanding of the lived experience of recovery, including knowledge and/or experience with mental health issues, services and systems.

Please assess your level of competency for each of the core skills using the following rating index:

Excellent" - Substantial knowledge base combined with more than 5 years professional and/or volunteer experience

"Good" - Some knowledge base combined with 2-5 years professional and/or volunteer experience

"Average" - Knowledge base of an 'average person' combined with less than 2 years of professional and/or volunteer experience

Please assess your level of competency for each of the identified areas of specific expertise using the following rating index:

"Expert" – relevant education and/or professional qualification combined with at least 10 years senior level/ management professional experience or equivalent
"Very Knowledgeable" – relevant education and/or professional qualification combined with at least 3-4 years senior level / management professional experience or equivalent
"Somewhat Knowledgeable" – relevant education and/or professional qualification combined with at least 2 years professional experience or equivalent
"Limited Knowledge" – relevant education and/or professional qualification or at least one year of experience or equivalent
"Very Limited Knowledge" – no relevant education or professional experience, but some general

 

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NOTE: If you wish to submit your file by mail, send to:

Toronto Police Services Board
40 College St. 7th floor
Toronto, ON   M5G 2J3

Fax: 416-808-8082

All applicants should mark the correspondence as follows:
re: ARAP to the attention of Sandy Murray .