Peel Regional Police Invites Community Input on Collection and Reporting of Race and Identity-Based Data.

Posted On Tuesday January 24, 2023

Region of Peel – In an ongoing effort to identify systemic racism, racial disparities, and improve outcomes for community members, Peel Regional Police will host a series of public consultations beginning in February. These consultations are an important step for the community to learn about the legal requirements for collecting and reporting race and identity-based data and to provide their valuable feedback on how this may be achieved.

The consulations will include: 

  • an overview of Peel Regional Police’s Race and Identity Based Data (RIBD) Strategy and context on the value of collecting race and identity data.
  • completion of a survey to help guide the critical work.

“We’re proud to work alongside leading academic experts and the OHRC to create a multi-year  organizational strategy that will be implemented in phases over time,” says Chief Nishan Duraiappah.“This strategy is a key component to helping us achieve our goals and develop best practices in data collection, analysis and communication of information with our diverse communities, including our internal members.”

Members of the public interested in participating in these consulations will be required to complete an online registration. To register, visit www.peelpolice.ca/communityconsultations. There will be a selection of online and in-person evening sessions.

In 2018, the provincial government mandated all public sector organizations, which include police services, to collect and report on race-based data. Visit the Human Rights Project or the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

For media inquiries, please contact the on-duty Public and Media Relations Officer at 905-453-2121, ext. 4027.

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