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We, as an association, celebrate the past, deal with the present, and prepare for the future.


Opened to all active and retired racial minority peace officers and auxiliary police officers.


The A.B.L.E. community is a place where you can connect and expand your network.

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          Superintendent Keith Merith, York Regional Police Service


Superintendent Keith Merith

Keith Merith is a 30 year veteran of the York Regional Police Service who exemplifies what it means to ensure citizens feel safe and secure through excellence in policing. He has formally achieved the rank of Superintendent, presently assigned to Court Services and Information Management. His former assignment was in Corporate Development as the Officer-in-Charge of Professional Development which includes Staff Development and Recruiting. However, his legacy extends beyond title to include building visible and accessible policing units integrated with the community and instrumental in solving and preventing crime.


Keith was previously the President of the Association of Black Law Enforcers (ABLE), focusing on promoting racial harmony and cultural pride within law enforcement and the community. The ABLE organization also puts an emphasis on providing scholarships to black and other racial minority students pursuing post-secondary studies in law enforcement, corrections, criminology and law. Keith is also the co-founder of the Citizenship Initiative Group leading permanent residents to take the next step towards Canadian Citizenship.


 In 2013, Keith was awarded the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, for his outstanding contribution to our Canadian community.


The Association of Black Law Enforcers is very proud of Keith and his tremendous accomplishments. He is a positive role model to everyone. 





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Assistant Deputy Minister of Youth and Child Services David Mitchell


Assistant Deputy Minister of Youth and Child Services David Mitchell

David Mitchell is a 26 year veteran of the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services who is a great example of someone who strives to be the best.   He has formally achieved the position of Assistant Deputy Minister of Child and Youth Services.

David began his career in Institutional services 26 years ago as a Correctional Officer. Since that time he held progressively responsible positions in numerous institutions including Sergeant, Anti-Racism Coordinator, Deputy Superintendent and Superintendent. In 2007 David became the founding manager of the Guns and Gangs unit in Institutional Services. Following that role he held the position of Superintendent of Mimico Correctional Centre from 2009 to 2011.

David joined Community Services as the Area Manager for Scarborough in April 2011, and shortly thereafter he began his current assignment as Regional Director in Central Region.

David is well known and respected for his commitment to diversity and inclusion along with his long standing record of community involvement and advocacy. To name a few accomplishments, David is the founding President of the Association of Black Law Enforcers, Executive Lead for the Council on Unity and Racial Equality, Chairperson of the Advisory Committee for Humber College Justice Studies Program and member of the Durham Regional Police Chief’s Diversity Committee.

The Association of Black Law Enforcers if proud of David and his tremendous accomplishments. We wish you all the best in your future endeavours.





                  Prison Ministries Day at Apple Creek Seventh-Day Adventist Church

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                                National Peace Officers' Memorial Run to Ottawa

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Serving With Pride

Join your SWP Executive, colleagues and friends on December 3rd, 2016 for our Christmas Bowling social event, Gay Cops Strike! 


This family friendly event will cost $40 per person $240 per team

Date and Time:   Sat, 3 December 2016

                            6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location:              Playtime Bowl

                            33 Samor Road

                            Toronto, ON M6A 1J2

For more information, you can visit the website at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gay-cops-strike-tickets-28237004641



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                                                                       2016 has been quite the year hasn't it?

                                                                 Both the success and challenges......

                                                          Which is why we want to celebrate all our success!

                                                           Our moments of greatness, our achievements
                                                                           big and small, and to celebrate our sistahood.
                                                                                    On December 7, from
6 to 9 pm

                                                                              please join us to celebrate US.
                                                                               More details to follow in the coming weeks



UARR Human Rights Forum d


Thursday, December 8th, 2016

from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

OISE, Room 2212  252 Bloor Street West, Toronto

A panel of legal experts and human rights advocates will discuss the current status of carding in the city and the impact of racial profiling on racialized women and gender diverse people.


· ANDREA ANDERSON, Doctoral Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School

· FATHIMA CADER, Public Interest Lawyer

· LAURIE HERMISTON, Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto

· KING, Coordinator of Black Queer Youth at Sherbourne Health Centre

· NANA YANFUL, Human Rights Lawyer and Racial Justice Advocate


BRITTANY ANDREW-AMOFAH, Public and Community Affairs Commentator

REGISTRATION: uarr-human-rights.eventbrite.ca


$5 suggested donation


For accommodation please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.









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Dalhousie U Professor Appointed to Senate


Dr. Wanda Thomas Bernard

              Dr. Wanda Thomas Bernard



A community-engaged scholar, who actively links her research, teaching and practice to community activism, is among nine non-partisan senators appointed by the federal Liberal government.

Dr. Wanda Thomas Bernard, the first Black Nova Scotian to hold a tenure-track position at Halifax’s Dalhousie University and to be promoted to full professor, is among the inaugural appointments under the new process in which individuals can directly apply to an independent board to join the upper house.

Of the 2,700 applicants, the board recommended 105 to Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.

“It’s very exciting, but it’s also very humbling, because I take this responsibility very seriously,” said Dr. Thomas Bernard after learning of the appointment. “My interest in being part of the senate is to continue to do the work I’ve been doing around equity and diversity and inclusiveness. Equity for all is my primary goal in life. To be able to enter the senate with that perspective and contribute to the country is an incredible privilege and one that I know I will be accountable for.”

Named to the Order of Canada 11 years ago and the Order of Nova Scotia in 2014, Thomas Bernard thanked her supporters for the encouragement to apply.

Street Checks and Racial Profiling are serious issues that have been

occuring within policing.  A.B.L.E. has submitted documents

discussing the issues.


Racial Profiling Submission - Ontario Human Rights Commission

Street Check Submission Document


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