EDI Action Plan

Our commitment to improving Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) – both within the OPS and in our service delivery to the Ottawa community – is strong, and the need is essential. While we now have a dedicated EDI team to oversee the strategy, change must occur at all levels within the OPS and across all functions. Community engagement and stakeholder feedback are also vital to the process, providing valuable input into the plan.

The EDI Action Plan is our blueprint for change, and is evolving as we progress. It aligns with OPS priorities to: deliver a duty of care, build public trust, and develop the City and Province's Community Safety and Well-Being (CSWB) plan. The EDI Action Plan and associated updates are available below, to provide historical context and a timeline of progression. 

February 22, 2021:

EDI Action Plan Progress Report – End of year One

Ottawa Police Service Board Report – February 2021 

Presentation to the Board - EDI Action Plan Update 

September 28, 2020:

EDI Action Plan Progress Report – September 2020

Ottawa Police Service Board Report – September 2020

Presentation to the Board 

March 2020

2020-2022 EDI Action Plan

December 4, 2019

Following the release of two independent reports on November 20, 2019 (Traffic Stop Race Data Collection and Diversity Audit reports), OPS held a Human Rights Learning Forum on December 4, 2019, to learn about the findings and begin to develop an EDI Action Plan in partnership with community members.  

Draft EDI Action Plan Framework presentation at 2019 Human Rights Learning Forum - Make Meaningful Progress on EDI.