Paulette Joseph

Paulette commenced her career with the Ministry of the Solicitor General, in 1989. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts with Honours Degree, in Sociology, at York University, along with a Certificate in Anti-Racist Research and Practice (CARRP) with a focus on institutions, in 1997. At that time, she was given an opportunity to pursue a career as a Probation and Parole Officer.

While in this role, she won a competition, in 2006, in a temporary position, as a Senior Staff Development and Training Officer, with the Ministry, along with fifteen (15) other Probation and Parole Officers.  Paulette and her colleagues developed a Personal Safety Training program for Probation and Parole/Probation Officers which was rolled out in 2006.

When Paulette returned to her probation office, she chose to have a dedicated female offender caseload and supervised female offenders for thirteen (13) years until she retired in 2019.

Paulette was the first interim chair, of a Ministry initiative which formed an affinity group, named the Council for Unity and Racial Equality (C.U.R.E.), in 2008/2009. She initiated the membership criteria for the Terms of Reference, and remained on the Executive Committee as a Director, for six to seven (6/7) years.

Paulette has been an active member of The Association of Black Law Enforcers (A.B.L.E.) for over fifteen (15) years, volunteering on the Social Committee planning events such as the family day picnics, retro dance, Valentine Day dance, and our Christmas parties. She also  volunteered on the Community Services' committee attending Black History Month events, at high schools going information on job description of a Probation and Parole officer, and A.B.L.E.'s Objectives, Vision and Scholarship Awards.

She has also volunteered on the Scholarship Awards Ball committee,  and held several executive positions, over the years, as the Membership Chairperson, Secretary, and Treasurer of A.B.L.E.

Paulette enjoys volunteering at a local community health centre on several committees, and participating in events there, and also at another community resource centre she participates in Mindful and Laughter Yoga, and is taking African drumming lessons there.

Paulette is blessed having served as a public servant for thirty (30) years, volunteering at local community centres, and volunteering with the Association of Black Law Enforcers.

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