In our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion within the Calgary Police Service (CPS), we are developing programs to promote more diversity and better inclusion within the Service.
In February 2022, we launched our Office of Respect and Inclusion with the purpose of creating and championing a workplace where all CPS employees are comfortable bringing and being their whole self at work. To ensure we are a respectful, accessible, equitable, diverse, and inclusive police service.
The Office of Respect and Inclusion will develop continuous learning and engagement opportunities for CPS members to advance their knowledge of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
The Office of Respect and Inclusion will partner with the Indigenous Relations Team and the Anti-Racism Team to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Equity is ensuring fair treatment, access, opportunities, and advancement of all individuals by reducing and correcting historical, structural, systemic and cultural barriers.
Diversity is the wide range of identities, abilities, voices, and experiences that represent the communities in which we operate. Including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, colour, ancestry, language, age, religion, marital
status, family status, physical disability, mental disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, class, and/or socio-economic situations.
Inclusion is the power of diversity in motion, through intentional actions and practices that create an environment where all individuals’ different perspectives and experiences are embraced, appreciated, and incorporated.
Belonging is when each person feels valued, comfortable and safe to be their authentic self, to speak up, make change, and shift the culture.