Congratulations to Ms. Geraldine Stafford

Congratulations to Ms. Geraldine Stafford

Waterloo Regional Police (WRPS) Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Manager

Congratulations to Ms. Geraldine Stafford on being recently selected by the WRPS as their new EDI Manager.

The ABLE Executive, look forward to expanding the partnership established between A.B.L.E and WRPS as it relates to EDI and Anti-Racism as well as other areas for potential collaboration.

Ms. Stafford, who was hired after an extensive search by an executive talent firm, will begin July 18, 2022 and will be responsible for fostering a culture of respect by shaping and supporting WRPS’ equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) strategic direction through the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs, policies, and initiatives.

Ms. Stafford comes to the service with a vast amount of experience, serving as a Senior Manager at Bell Canada since 2011. In her most recent role as a Strategic Senior Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) subject matter expert, she was a catalyst to advancing Bell Canada’s DEI journey. In this role, she led the development and implementation of a wide variety of programs focused on diversity and inclusion and their incorporation into business practices.

Ms. Stafford is a resident of Waterloo Region and has served as a member of Waterloo Region’s Anti-Racism Advisory Group. She has previously held positions as a Special Policy Advisor for the Government of Grenada (Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Consular Offices, Toronto) and as a member/Chair on the Board of Directors for the Caribana Festival in Toronto.

As part of her role, Ms. Stafford will be tasked with carrying out the successful completion of the 2020-2022 EDI Strategic Plan, as well as leading the development and implementation of the 2023-2025 EDI Strategic Plan.

“Under Ms. Stafford’s guidance and leadership, we are confident that we will continue to move forward with our efforts to strengthen the police service’s commitments to equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives that are essential to the success of our organization, as well as the success of the entire Waterloo Region community,” said John Goodman, Acting Chief of Police.


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