Join the discussion: Co-Development of First Nations Police Services Legislation

From: Public Safety Canada

Current Status: Open

Opened on March 21, 2022 and will close to new input later in Spring, 2022.

New input will be welcomed until the conclusion of the virtual engagement sessions, currently set as late April, but will continue until invitees have had a chance to participate.

The Government of Canada is working on improving policing and community safety services that address the specific needs of First Nations Peoples. We are engaging directly with First Nations to inform the co-development of legislation that recognizes First Nations police services as an essential service.

Join in: how to participate

The Government of Canada's engagement process includes three ways to participate:

At the end of the engagement process, a 'What We Have Heard' report will be published to provide an overview of the discussions.

Who is the focus of this engagement

The Government of Canada will engage with:

Discussion Guide

In December 2021, Public Safety Canada and Indigenous Services Canada hosted three pre-engagement sessions with a small number of First Nations, First Nations police services representatives, provinces and territories and other organizations to seek views on how to engage, as well as the engagement themes and questions. Based on feedback, the revised themes and questions that will be used during the engagement process are as follows:

The input gathered through this process will be used to inform the co-development of federal First Nations police services legislation.

See the Discussion Guide before you participate

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Indigenous Policy Directorate
Public Safety Canada

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