Day 1 - Monday, June 8, 2020

9:15

keynote

Priorities for Indigenous Justice in Ontario
Kimberly Murray

Kimberly R. Murray
Assistant Deputy Attorney General
Indigenous Justice Division Ministry of the Attorney General

9:45
Federal Funding for First Nation Policing Services
Eric Landry

Eric Landry
Director General
Public Safety Canada

In 2019, the Government of Canada started investing an additional $88.6 million over seven years, in addition to the 2018 announcement of the Funding for First Nations and Inuit Policing Facilities program.

  • Repairing policing facilities and launching an RFP for contractors in 2020
  • Selecting projects for funding based on the results of a professional assessment of First Nation and Inuit police service facilities and a set of national merit criteria, 2020-2021

10:30
Morning Break
11:00
Action Items for Indigenous Police Services for Combating Human Trafficking
Shirley Cuillierrier

Shirley Cuillierier
Special Advisor to Combat Human Trafficking
Public Safety Canada

  • Implementing the National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking (National Strategy)
  • Implementation of the Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline
  • Investing $57.22 million over five years and $10.28 million for initiatives, strengthen Canada’s response and fill critical gaps
  • Protecting domestic and foreign victims of this crime, both here in Canada and internationally

11:30
Implementing Recommendations from MMIWGI
Lorraine Whitman

Lorraine Whitman
President
Native Woman’s Association of Canada

Kurtis Kamotzki

Inspector Kurt Kamotzki
Ops Officer MMIWG
Inquiry Team

RCMP

12:45
Lunch Break
2:00
Legislative Option for First Nations Policing under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
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Richard Stubbings
Assistant Deputy Minister
Ministry of the Solicitor General

Under the new Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019, once in force, a band council of a First Nation will be able to request that the Solicitor General constitute a First Nation board for the purpose of maintaining a First Nation police service, or a First Nation Ontario Provincial Police board to provide governance for policing provided by the Ontario Provincial Police pursuant to a written agreement.

2:45
Analyzing the Increased “Indigenizion” in the Federal Corrections System
Ivan Zinger

Ivan Zinger, J.D., Ph.D.
Correctional Investigator of Canada
Government of Canada

A detailed look at Indigenous people in federal penitentiaries, now representing 30% of the incarcerated inmate population, and recommendations made by the Office of the Correctional Investigator, including:

  • Transferring resources and responsibility to Indigenous groups and communities for the care, custody and supervision of Indigenous offenders
  • Appointing a Deputy Commissioner for Indigenous Corrections
  • Increasing access and availability of culturally relevant correctional programming
  • Clarifying and enhancing the role of Indigenous elders
  • Improving engagement with Indigenous communities and enhance their capacity to provide reintegration services
  • Enhancing access to screening, diagnosis and treatment of Indigenous offenders affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • Developing assessment and classification tools responsive to the needs and realities of Indigenous people caught up in the criminal justice system
  • What collaborative actions can be taken? Are there opportunities for partnerships to address gross overrepresentation and prevent reoffending?

3:30
Web Conference Adjourns