Race-based Data Collection
A multi-agency review of race-based data collection is underway and is being informed by recommendations from the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and Statistics Canada. This review will provide a consistent national approach to the race categories every agency uses for race-based data collection.
Once consistent categories are established, we will engage our community partners, as well as other agencies, to determine best practices on how to record race and incorporate that into our reporting. Race information will become integrated into our monthly, quarterly and yearly reports as well as other CPS reports (officer contact, use of force, etc.) available on our website.
For employee data, we are preparing to conduct a voluntary census of employees by the end of March 2021.
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for the team working on the collection and reporting of race-based data, we want to hear from you.