Canadore College and North Bay Police Service Announce Strategic Alliance
Feb 20, 2019 | Canadore College
(NORTH BAY, ONT.) – Earlier today, the North Bay Police Service and Canadore College announced a strategic alliance to enhance and support Anishinabek members and communities.
The mutually-beneficial agreement is
“We truly believe that the North Bay Police Service has a constructive role to play in truth and reconciliation,” said Shawn Devine, Chief of the NBPS. “We are committed to working with Canadore College to provide our membership with much-needed education about the history of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, which will
The college will certify a number of NBPS officers to be Walk A Mile cultural awareness trainers, and will then co-facilitate education sessions to be rolled out to the service’s employee groups. Canadore will also facilitate offering additional certifications such as the Mental Health Aid for First Nations training for staff and first responders.
In return, the NBPS will work with the college to provide interprofessional simulation expertise, perspective
Both parties are also committed to developing the province’s first full-time postsecondary Indigenous restorative justice program. By definition, restorative justice focuses less on punishment and more on the rehabilitation of an offender, which also includes reconciliation with the victims. Research suggests that upon repairing harm and providing healing, offenders take on meaningful accountability that prevents further crime.
“Canadore is very proud to be forging this alliance with our local police service,” said Shawn Chorney, vice-president of enrolment management, Indigenous
The four-year agreement was acknowledged and detailed at today’s NBPS board meeting.
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