Our Vision

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


Membership

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


Community

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


Get Involved

Volunteers are always welcome to share their expertise, and enthusiasm.

    

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                        A.B.L.E

                Celebrating 25 years

 

 

Upcoming ABLE Events

 

 

Leadership Seminar March 2017 FINAL 2

 

 

ABLE 25th Anniversary Conference

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.

 

 

                                                    Happy Black History Month

                                Black History Month

What does Black History Month mean to you?

 

Black history Month is a time to think about what it means to be an African-Canadian. 

Share your thoughts with us!  Tweet us with the hashtag  #myblackhistorymonth

or send us and email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll post your response on our website.

 

 

               Prison Ministries Day at Apple Creek Seventh-Day Adventist Church

    Prison Ministries Oct 2016 1    Prison Ministries Oct 2016 2

 

                                National Peace Officers' Memorial Run to Ottawa

Peace Officer Memorial run 2  Peace Officer Memorial run 2016 1

 

                                   University of Guelph Humber and A.B.L.E. Career Fair

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career fair 4     career fair 6

 

                                                                          A.B.L.E. Boat Cruise 2016

              boat cruise 1 Copy                     boat cruise 2

         boat cruise 3   boat cruise 5

 

                                                              

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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.

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

 

skills for change

 

      

 

             Keith Retirement by YRP

 

Ontario Internship Program

 

Herstory in Black

Meet 150 black women who have made a place in Canadian history

 

black women

 

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/toronto/multimedia/herstory-in-black-1.3988476

 

 

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

CBC News

 black police officer

 Rick Smith was one of four retired black police officers sharing his experiences

at a panel at the Halifax Central Library Sunday

 

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/nova-scotia/retired-black-halifax-police-officer-opens-up-about-racism-on-the-force-1.3990669

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Race Data and Traffic Stops in Ottawa

NEW!

Ontario Human Rights Commission  Response to the Race Data and Traffic Stops in Ottawa Report

and

Deputation to the Ottawa Police Services Board on the Traffic Stop Race Data Collection Project

By Chief Commissioner Renu Mandhane

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OHRC Submission to the Independent Review of Police Oversight Bodies

OHRC Submission to the Independent Review of Police Oversight Bodies

Title: Ontario Human Rights Commission - Description: Logo

 

 

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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Leaders for the future!