The SIU has made significant strides in developing targeted programming to further its outreach efforts. In 2002, following the first Adams report, the Unit established the Director's Resource Committee (DRC), and in 2006 the Unit launched the First Nations Liaison Program (FNLP). The most recent initiative is the creation of the Outreach Coordinator position in 2009.
Jasbir Brar, the Unit’s first Outreach Coordinator, is responsible for developing and implementing the Unit’s outreach strategy to build understanding and awareness of the SIU by the public and police. Essential to this role is maintaining and building on the Unit’s current network of stakeholders to assist with increasing access to the SIU. The Outreach Coordinator also manages existing outreach programs such as the DRC and the FNLP, and coordinates the Unit’s collective outreach efforts. These can include one-on-one meetings with community representatives as well as involvement in public education forums. While the Outreach Coordinator is based out of the SIU’s Mississauga head office, the Coordinator will often travel throughout Ontario to meet with community representatives and groups.
As the program becomes established and grows, we recognize your feedback is valuable in making it a success. If you would like to meet with the Outreach Coordinator regarding potential collaborative work, outreach opportunities to meet the needs of your community or to provide comments or feedback please contact the Outreach Coordinator directly.