The Police Diversity Working Group (PDWG) was established as a working group of Halifax Regional Police and the Halifax District Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The PDWG consists of various community members representing several diverse communities. Through direct feedback and engagement, this committee serves as an important sounding board and advisor for Halifax Regional Police, Halifax District RCMP and the Halifax Board of Police Commissioners on matters related to diversity and community relationships.
More detail about the board’s role can be found in the Terms of Reference (PDF).
Police Diversity Working Group Members
Debbie Eisan, Chair (elected), Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre
Brad Rowe, Vice-Chair (elected), Healthy Minds Cooperative
Imam Mohamed Yaffa
George Samara, Canadian Lebanon Society of Halifax
Kate Shewan, Youth Project
Wenche Gausdal, Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)
Rev Dr. L. Anderson
Jordon Horne, Youth Representative
Commissioner Carlos Beals, Board of Police Commissioners
Amy Siciliano, Public Safety Advisor, Halifax Regional Municipality
Tracey Jones-Grant, Diversity Manager, Halifax Regional Municipality
Chief Daniel J. Kinsella, Halifax Regional Police
Chief Superintendent Janis Gray, Halifax District RCMP
Cpl. Adam Jackson, Diversity Policing Coordinator, "H" Division RCMP
Cst. Craig Upshaw, Equity and Diversity Officer, Halifax Regional Police
Minutes and agendas
Minutes are available once approved. All documents are in PDF format.