Are you interested in shaping a police service to better serve members of BIPOC, underserved and diverse communities? The new Chiefs Community Council is not intended to be a “Diversity Council” but rather, it will be guided by those who experience marginalization, racism and discrimination. If you are looking for a meaningful way to contribute to your community, the CCC might be just the opportunity you are looking for.
What is the CCC?
The CCC is looking for Members to fulfill its mandate of:
1. providing advice to the EPS on recommendations borne from EPS Community Engagement Activities.
2. This includes providing advice and guidance on:
- The identification and development of recommendations from EPS engagement efforts.
- The prioritization of recommendations from EPS community engagement activities
- the implementation of accepted and approved community engagement recommendations made in past reports:
1. The Commitment to Action (2021)
2. Safer for All – Report and Recommendations of the Community Safety and Well-Being Task Force (March 2021)
3. The Emerging Communities Framework (2018)
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for a group of diverse people with a keen interest in guiding EPS as it implements recommendations borne from community engagement efforts.
In addition to interest in, or experience with working with or for BIPOC and diverse communities, interest or experience in the following would be considered an asset:
- Working with community or civic organizations
- Providing advice and recommendations to a large organization
- Considering diverse perspectives
- Implementing new policies in a large organization
- Developing and implementing work plans
- Consensus based decision making
- Monitoring, reporting and evaluating outcomes
- A two (2) year term that begins in January 2021
- A minimum of 2-5 volunteer hours a quarter
- Attend 4 regularly scheduled meetings of the CCC during the year
- Additional meetings may be held as required
Meet Our Current Members
The Chief’s Community Council (CCC) is an advisory council consisting of community members; whose voices, opinions and experiences will assist in shaping the policies and practices of the EPS. Throughout past EPS’ engagement initiatives, common themes of transparency and accountability have emerged as fundamental pillars to effective and meaningful change. Therefore, transparency regarding “who” is advising the EPS is equally as vital as to “what” change the EPS is implementing.
Click here for bios of our current members.
We are not currently recruiting new members; however, you may send in your resume and application form (insert application questions here) at any time to CCC@edmontonpolice.ca
In an effort to support transparency, all public EPS councils will post names of council members on EPS platforms.