Check out our growing collection of useful links and resources about police accountability, including related organizations, government resources, guides, and legal information. Is there something that should be on this list, but isn’t? Contribute at talkrights [at] ccla [dot] org.
You can find a listing of Canada’s Police Oversight Agencies here. Note that the only police service that operates in the territories is the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
GUIDES AND RESOURCES: HOW TO FILE A COMPLAINT
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
ASSISTANCE WITH FILING COMPLAINTS
Note that most legal clinics will also be able to help you fill out a police complaint. Find a list of organizations that might be able to help here.
PUBLICATIONS, RESEARCH AND FURTHER READING
- Profiling and Racial Profiling: An Interactive exercise (College Quarterly)
- Racial Profiling Fact Sheet Series (African Canadian Community Coalition for Racial Profiling)
- The Impact of Racial Profiling (Metropolis British Columbia: Centre for Excellence for Research on Immigration and Diversity)
- The Role of the Judiciary in Racial Profiling (Munyonzwe Hamalengwa)
- E-Racing Racial Profiling (Alberta Law Review)
- Racial Profiling: Racism in Practice? (Zool Suleman, Suleman & Co, Canadian Immigration Lawyers)
- Future of Policing: Be Ready to Change and Adapt (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
- Moving Beyond ‘Driving While Black in Canada’: Race, Suspect Description and Selection (Ottawa Law Review)
- Racial Profiling and Systemic Discrimination of Racialized Youth (Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse)
- Draft Report of the Board/Service Joint Working Group on Police Race Relations for public consultation (Toronto Police Services Board)
- Proving Racial Profiling: Perspectives for Civil Cases (Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse)
- Inequality before the Law: The Canadian Experience of “Racial Profiling” (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
- Dedicated to the Safety of Montrealers (Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal)
Use of Force
- Police Use of Force in Ontario: An Examination of Data from the Special Investigations Unit (African Canadian Legal Clinic)
- Can I See Your ID? The Policing of Youth Homelessness in Toronto
(The Homeless Hub Report Series)
- Toronto Police Accountability Bulletin No. 85 (Toronto Police Accountability Coalition)
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