ABLE 25th Anniversary Featured
Celebrating 25 years
Thank you for attending our 1st Annual Leadership Seminar
On behalf of the Association we would like to thank those of you for attending our 1st annual seminar. We hope that you found the seminar enlightening, we believe that our diverse and dynamic set of speakers, provided you with in depth insight as well as actionable and practical tools for the advancement in our roles as leaders.
A Big THANK YOU to the Distinguished Individuals who made our day successful and memorable...your wisdom will always be truly appreciated...!
Your presence help to make the event a great success and your enthusiasm and positive spirts helped made out time together productive and fun.
We wish you all the best and hope that you continue to be engaged with the association.
Please stay tuned for information regarding the next session in the Leadership series, by visiting ableorg.ca
Upcoming ABLE Events
Please join us:
Save the Date: ABLE 25th Anniversary Training Conference and Awards Gala
from July 31st-August 4th 2017.
More information to follow shortly.
Superintendent Keith Merith, York Regional Police Service
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.
We wish you all of the best in your retirement, and know that you will continue to serve your community.
Herstory in Black
Meet 150 black women who have made a place in Canadian history
CBC News February 21, 2017
Retired black Halifax police officer opens up about racism on the force
Rick Smith was with the force for 30 years and heard white officers use
the n-word daily
Rick Smith was one of four retired black police officers sharing his experiences
at a panel at the Halifax Central Library Sunday
Race Data and Traffic Stops in Ottawa
By Chief Commissioner Renu Mandhane
OHRC Submission to the Independent Review of Police Oversight Bodies
Street Checks and Racial Profiling are serious issues that have been
occuring within policing. A.B.L.E. has submitted documents
discussing the issues.
Consumer Computer Services Inc.