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Creating a LGBT Community-Police Liaison Committee (Toronto)
 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2000
1-5 PM
METRO HALL, 55 John Street

Registrations forms available at the 519 or online at www.the519.org (click on 'What's new?').  Registration is limited.  Please register by September11, 2000.

For more info:

lgbtpoliceliaison@hotmail.com.
www.the519.org.
(416) 392-6878 X350.

What is the purpose of the meeting?

On September 17, 2000 the LGBT community will have an opportunity to review, revise and approve a liaison structure.  The goal of the liaison structure is to enable the LGBT community and the Toronto Police Service to work together to resolve ongoing policing issues that impact our community across the city.

How did we get here?

In January 2000, the 519 Anti-Violence Programme (AVP) initiated discussion with representatives of Toronto's LGBT community groups about the formation of a queer community police liaison structure in Toronto.

There have been three community meetings to which over 200 groups were invited.  Thirty-nine groups sent representatives to at least one of the three meetings.  All involved felt that it was crucial that there be an open community meeting to discuss these issues and make decisions.

What background work has been done?

  • Researched international models of police liaison;
  • Compared the two Ontario models - Ottawa and Hamilton;
  • Interviewed the ethno-specific liaison committees that are part of the Toronto Police Services
  • Discussed community liaison committees with members of the Toronto Police Service
  • Developed recommendations for a liaison committee
  • Developed a proposed community police liaison model