A message from your fabulous Co-Chairs!
Serving with Pride (SWP) is a not-for-profit LGBTQ2 network, made up of police, corrections and criminal justice professionals from across Ontario. We are dedicated to promoting diversity, inclusion, awareness, and acceptance of LGBTQ2 police, corrections and criminal justice personnel and to building bridges with the greater LGBTQ2 community that we serve.
Serving with Pride is an amazing organization with a long history of successfully assisting our LGBTQ2 members and improving the overall relationship between police and the LGBTQ2 public.
While your organization or service may have an internal LGBTQ2 peer support network, you undoubtedly recognize that there may be police officers or employees who still don’t feel comfortable being “out” at work. SWP provides a confidential, safe network of peers who understand the systemic barriers and stereotyping that are unique to the police environment, without being tied to any one service.
For those officers and employees that are already “out” and comfortable at work, the network also provides an extensive network of peers along with opportunities for participation at social and learning events that will allow them to not only advance in their own personal and professional development but give them an opportunity be a catalyst for continuing change, representing their agency, sharing their experiences and best practices.
We are proud of the work that our board has been doing to edcuate police, corrections and criminal justice professionals. We have trained employees from approximately 35 (or over 250 people) services across Ontario with our LGBTQ2 101 series. With this education those porfessionals are better equiped with understanding of the LGBTQ2 community and their unique needs.
It is our hope that you use the resources available on our website and share our key messages with all of your colleagues to promote the value and benefit of becoming a member of Serving with Pride. For more information about SWP, questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serving With Pride, Co-chairs