Missing and Missed: From Report To Action

The Missing and Missed Implementation Team will be hosting a community engagement event to mark the second anniversary of the release of Missing and Missed – Report of The Independent Civilian Review into Missing Person Investigations.

Date: April 15, 2023
Time: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street W, in the Rotunda

This event will include progress reports on the Missing and Missed Implementation, the plan going forward, and an opportunity for interested parties to speak directly with M.M.I.T. – Community Representatives and M.M.I.T. – Police Representatives.

Everyone is invited to attend; light refreshments will be served.

Event Schedule:

11:15 a.m. - Open to Media

Noon - Open to Public

12:45 p.m. - Formal Portion Begins

  • 12:45 to 1 p.m. -  Welcome and Land Acknowledgement - Emcees MMIT Co-Chairs Haran & Pauline
    Smudging Ceremoney - Ruby Eisen and Richard Warman, All My Relations Internal Support Network


  • 1 p.m. - Lisa Kostakis, Toronto Police Services Board Member
  • 1:05 p.m.  - The Hon. Gloria Epstein
  • 1:10 p.m. - Ryan Teschner, Inspecor General of Policing
  • 1:15 p.m. - MMIT Co-Chairs Haran & Pauline Provide Overview of Event
  • 1:20 p.m. - Chief Myron Demkiw


Speaker Bios

Justice Gloria Epstein

Formerly a judge of the Ontario Superior Court and then the Court of Appeal for Ontario, retired from the judiciary in 2018 to accept the appointment to  oversee the Missing Persons Review. Justice Epstein started her work in September 2018 and released her Report in April 2021.  The Toronto Police Service endorsed the Reviews conclusion and made a  commitment to implement each the Report’s 151 recommendations. 

Ryan Teschner, Inspector General of Policing of Ontario

Ryan Teschner was appointed the Inspector General of Policing of Ontario, assuming the role in March 2023. He leads the new Inspectorate of Policing – the first of its kind in Canada – that will operate at arm’s-length from government to monitor the performance of police services and boards, conduct inspections and investigate complaints relating to the delivery of policing across the province, advise policing organizations, and drive research and analytics to help promote improvements to public safety in Ontario.

Ryan is a nationally-recognized leader in community safety, police governance and public administration. Throughout his career, Ryan has worked closely and collaborated with police services and boards to lead important reforms in the community safety, justice and social sectors. He is committed to modernizing police oversight, enhancing the effective delivery of police services, advancing diversity and inclusion in the policing sector, and building public trust.

Chief Myron Demkiw

Chief Demkiw is a 33-year veteran of the Toronto Police Service. 

Before being appointed Chief of the Toronto Police Service, he served as Deputy Chief of Specialized Operations Command. His experience as a Staff Superintendent includes leading Detective Services and then Corporate Risk Management. Prior to this he held several leadership roles, including; Unit Commander of Intelligence Services, Officer in Charge of Strategy Management Corporate Projects, Second in Command of 32 Division, and Duty Senior Officer.

Chief Demkiw is a graduate of the University of Toronto, where he earned a Global Professional Master of Laws Degree and a Bachelor of Arts Degree (in Criminology and Political Science). Chief Demkiw is also a graduate of the Rotman School of Management’s Police Leadership Program and earned a Certificate in Inclusive Leadership at Centennial College.


Watch the formal portion of the event below:

Working Group Brochures

MMIT Working Group A

MMIT Working Group B

MMIT Working Group C

MMIT Working Group D

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Contact Missing and Missed Implementation Team

40 College St. Toronto ON M5G2J3

Key Contacts

Contact for MMIT Community Representatives: [email protected]

Unit Commander: Staff Superintendent Pauline Gray

Location of the contact address on the map