*RECORDING* September 2023 Webinar - Non-Members
Tuesday, September 19th, 2023 12:00pm – 1:30pm ET
Lighting the Fire Within: Culture and Trauma Informed Curriculum
The Lighting the Fire Within (LTFW) is a project that was developed by UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service in 2019. As part of the project, the organization is delivering a culture and trauma informed curriculum that is designed to assist police officers support and respond to incidents of intimate partner violence through a culture and trauma informed manner. Various research was conducted for the curriculum, and numerous reports and inquiries were reviewed to identify common themes. Some of the reports reviewed included: the 2019 National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, the Thunder Bay Police Services Board Investigation Final Report, the Honorable Frank Iacobucci Report: Police Encounters with People in Crisis, the Indigenous Police Chiefs of Ontario Mental Health Review, and the Ontario Provincial Police Independent Review Panel: Final Report to name a few. Key themes and recommendations emerged from the reports that focused on improving the relationship between the police and the community, and how the mental health and wellness of police service employees needs to be a priority. The curriculum is currently being delivered and there have been numerous attendees who have participated in the training sessions. Attend this session to learn about:
the board’s role in the project;
the importance of their role; and,
how the project is creating connections between the communities, and the employees from a culture and trauma informed lens.
Attendees will also learn what training sessions have been offered, the experts who delivered their sessions, and how the project is being evaluated and the initial results.
Taylor Sayers, Director of Corporate Services:
Taylor Sayers is a member of Ketegaunseebee First Nation, and
is the Director of Corporate Services with UCCM Anishnaabe Police
Service. For the past 13 years she has worked closely with the Police
Service Commission and the Chief of Police to deliver the organization’s
strategic objectives. Taylor has been instrumental in the development of
innovative, and culturally responsive policing initiatives for the
organization, and recently created the culture and trauma informed
curriculum that is being delivered for the Lighting the Fire Within project.
She is passionate about Mental Health in the workplace and serves as a member of various provincial and national working groups that focus on improving the mental health of public safety personnel. Taylor is a graduate of Business Administration from Laurentian University – Algoma University College and holds certificates in Labour Law and Workplace Mental Health Law from York University. In addition to her work, she also serves as an external member of the Board of Governors for Algoma University.
Lorrilee McGregor, PhD:
Dr. McGregor is an Anishinaabe from Whitefish River First Nation. She is an
Associate Professor in the Human Sciences division at NOSM University
where she teaches about Indigenous peoples’ health. Dr. McGregor has been
a research consultant for nearly 25 years and works with Indigenous
communities and organizations in Northern Ontario. For the past 20 years,
Lorrilee has served as the Chair of the Manitoulin Anishinaabek Research
Review Committee, a community-based Research Ethics Board that has
reviewed over 100 research ethics applications.
Detective Sergeant, Todd Fox:
Detective Sergeant, Todd Fox is a proud member of the Wikwemikong
First Nation and has worked in policing for the past 16 years. Prior to
working with UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service, he served his
community with the Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service (WTPS) as an
auxiliary member, Police Officer, Sergeant and Detective Sergeant. He
now serves with the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service as the Detective
Sergeant overseeing the crime unit, and has overseen many complex
investigations. He is a graduate of the police foundations program with
Algonquin College and is trained in homicide investigations, sexual
assault investigations, major case management, confidential informant handling, as well as many other investigative trainings.
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