Diversity in Policing
In 2002 Diversity Thunder Bay hired Randy Haluza Delay to do a study about racism. Through the study, A Community Of Acceptance (ACOA), respondents reported that police were one of the top social locations where racism occurred in Thunder Bay. In response to the findings from ACOA and other reports on police relationships with racialized peoples, Diversity Thunder Bay and two member organizations (Thunder Bay Multicultural Association, Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre) and the Thunder Bay Police Services developed a proposal to address systemic racism in local policing. Heritage Canada accepted the proposal and funded the Diversity in Policing project from January 2004 until March 2008.