Follow Our Progress
Meet Our New CAP Members
The RBDC Community Advisory Panel (CAP), which advises the Service on how Race and Identity-based Data should be analyzed, interpreted, and disseminated, was instrumental to the work completed in Phase 1.
In May, twelve new CAP members joined the panel and will work together with the existing CAP members for a transitional year until January 2024 to enable knowledge transfer and continue to dig into the data.
The CAP includes diverse residents, particularly from Black, Indigenous and other racialized communities, as well as 2SLGBTQ+ and youth representatives, who bring experience in community organizing, academia, and social services.
We also want to ensure the voice of indigenous communities are represented, we are holding places for two additional Indigenous community members through a targeted recruitment process that will end on August 1, 2023.
Why the CAP?
Discussions with the panel provide a unique opportunity to hear diverse community perspectives, and to consider these voices in our decision-making about the RBDC Strategy. Panel members also bring an understanding of systemic racism and experience in research, analytics, advocacy, and frontline work.
The work with the CAP is instrumental in ensuring transparency and accountability of the entire process of data analysis, the sharing of findings with community members, and designing and implementing action plans.
To learn more about the CAP or read member bios, visit the Community Advisory Panel webpage.