PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON RACE-BASED DATA COLLECTION POLICY
The Toronto Police Services Board and its Anti-Racism Advisory Panel (ARAP) invite you to participate in the development of our Race-based Data Collection policy.
We will be meeting with various stakeholders, community groups and subject matter experts, and would also like to provide the public with the opportunity to provide invaluable input into the development of the final policy that will be presented to the Board for approval in September 2019.
In late December 2017, the Toronto Police Services Board approved the creation of ARAP as a direct response to one of the recommendations arising from the Inquest into the death of Andrew Loku. The panel is Co-Chaired by Uppala Chandrasekera, Director of Public Policy at the Canadian Mental Health Association, who is a Member of the Toronto Police Services Board and a well-regarded mental health advocate; and Notisha Massaquoi, Executive Director at Women's Health in Women's Hands Community Health Centre, and a prominent equity champion. The panel itself is a diverse group of community members, mental health advocates, academics, service providers and police officers.
Originally, ARAP was mandated to focus only on the establishment of a monitoring framework for the Board to use in assessing the response to and implementation of each of the Loku Inquest recommendations directed to the Toronto Police Service and the Board. Since then, its mandate has been expanded to include the development of a mandatory race-based data collection policy for the Toronto Police Service.
ARAP recognizes the importance of ensuring that this policy is developed in conjunction with input from community members. The Board and ARAP appreciate the time you are taking to be part of this consultative process.
PLEASE READ THE DRAFT POLICY BEFORE COMPLETING THE SURVEY. AFTER YOU’VE READ IT, WE RECOMMEND YOU KEEP THE POLICY OPEN FOR EASY REFERENCE WHILE ANSWERING THE SURVEY QUESTIONS.