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Community Invited to Provide Feedback on Gender Diversity and Trans Inclusion Project

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As the Toronto Police Service’s Gender Diversity and Trans Inclusion (GDTI) Project enters its final phase, the Service is seeking community feedback on the evaluation and impact of the work to date.

An essential part of the GDTI Project involved gathering input from those impacted the most, to ensure that the overall work, policy changes and training result in policing that is respectful of trans and gender-diverse people.

The Service heard from the community at two town hall meetings and through a follow-up survey. As a result, several changes were made to related Service policies, procedures and forms.  

To assess the impact of this work on community members, a 10-month external evaluation process will begin with a third-party evaluator at a town hall meeting on Monday, June 3, 2024, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Wellesley Community Centre. Members of the community are invited to attend and can register here. The event will also be live streamed on the TPS YouTube channel and questions can be asked through the chat function.

A related survey will also give community members an opportunity to share their experiences of personal interaction with our Service members, following the roll-out of internal GDTI member training. 

We remain committed to our goal of creating an environment where trans and gender-diverse people feel comfortable interacting with the Toronto Police Service, knowing their concerns will be taken seriously and they will be treated with dignity and respect. 

The catalyst for the Service's Gender Diversity and Trans Inclusion Project stems from a settlement agreement  the Toronto Police Service, Mr. Boyd Kodak and the Ontario Human Rights Commission reached after allegations of discrimination based on gender and gender identity were made against the Service. An overview of this case can be found here.

For more information about the Gender Diversity and Trans Inclusion Project, please visit the Equity, Inclusion and Human Rights Unit webpage.  


By Ashling Murphy

Ashling Murphy

A/Manager, Corporate Communications

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