There are many long-standing human rights issues around policing in Ontario. These include racial profiling, discriminatory use of force on people with mental health disabilities and/or addictions, inequality in funding for First Nations police services, and racism and sexism in investigations of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
The Ontario Human Rights Commission has set out 21 recommendations to end discriminatory policing and rebuild community trust.
For a number of years, concerns about systemic discrimination by police have been raised by Indigenous Peoples, African Canadians, other racialized populations, and persons living with a mental health disability or addiction — often the most vulnerable Ontarians.
CFSC is pleased to endorse the recommendations made by the Ontario Human Rights Commission. Read our full endorsement letter (PDF).
Learn more about our work to prevent, repair, and move beyond harm in the criminal justice system.