Tags: November 2022, Vol. 3, Issue 1
On Saturday, October 1st a group of FSCS faculty, staff and students attended the A.B.L.E. 30th Anniversary Scholarship and Awards Gala.
The Association of Black Law Enforcers (A.B.L.E.) is a non-profit organization formed in 1992 to address the needs and concerns of Black and other racial minorities in law enforcement and the community. The membership includes Police Officers, Correctional Officers, Probation and Parole Officers, Immigration Officers, Customs Officers, Court Services Officers, By-law Enforcement Officers, Sheriff’s Officers, Special Constables and members from the community. In October of this year, (A.B.L.E) proudly celebrated their 30-year history of service to their members, community, and law enforcement profession. The theme of the event was “30 Years of Advocacy and Action.” The keynote speakers were one of A.B.L.E’s founding members, David Mitchell, Assistant Deputy Minister of Youth Justice Services, Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. The Emcees were Dwight Drummond, host of CBC Toronto News at Six and Natasha Ramsahai, Meteorologist for CityNews 680 and Breakfast Television. The gala was hosted by Chief Nishan Duraiappah, Peel Regional Police Service.
Students were nominated from our Justice cluster programs by their program coordinators. Faculty and staff were invited by Senior Dean, June MacDonald-Jenkins, to represent the FSCS. Our FSCS faculty and students were also joined by Gina Antonacci, Senior Vice-President, Academic.
The evening was a great opportunity for our students and faculty to honour the commitment and work of Black Law Enforcers and to network with justice community leaders and advocates.