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OHRC invites community participation in joint Peel Regional Police-OHRC community engagement sessions to address systemic racism in Peel policing

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March 14, 2022

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Greetings to you – the people who live or work in the cities of Mississauga or Brampton. I extend an invitation to you to join Peel Regional Police (PRP) Chief of Police Nishan Duraiappah and me as we host four online community engagement sessions on measures to address systemic racism in Peel policing.

Building on the PRP’s December 2021 community survey results, these community meetings give you another opportunity to have your voices heard, which will help the PRP and its Board to create binding commitments for human rights organizational change.

The survey showed that Peel residents want to see more accountability and transparency in police interactions with the public, and over half of survey respondents agree policing in Peel Region needs to be reformed.

The OHRC encourages you the people, who live or work in Mississauga or Brampton, to register to take part in one of the meetings. Registration is open until April 18, 2022, and the meetings will be held on March 28, April 7, 13, and 19. Get more information about the OHRC’s work with PRP here.

Join the PRP and the OHRC as we continue to address systemic racism and discrimination in Peel policing, and build community trust, particularly among Blacks and other racialized and Indigenous peoples. Our goal is to be as inclusive as possible as we seek to facilitate meaningful dialogue on how to drive positive change in policing. These community consultation meetings afford you an opportunity to contribute to that change.  

Patricia DeGuire
Chief Commissioner