CAPG Directs $3600 to IWSO in general support of IWSO Programming
Ottawa, ON – January 7, 2022. Immigrant Women Services Ottawa (IWSO), today announced receiving a donation from The Canadian Association of Police Governance from the annual CAPG Conference held in September. This conference is the leading event in the National Police Governance sector and was held virtually over a three-day period. Delegates were encouraged to network, discuss, engage, and discover the rich community they continue to foster. This year, the Ottawa Police Services Board was the host for the 2021 CAPG conference and it was their choice of Immigrant Women Services Ottawa as the charity to support.
Ottawa Police Services Board chair, Diane Deans said, “As the host Board for the annual CAPG Conference, it was important for us to select a local charity to support that delivers critical services in our community to some of our most vulnerable populations. IWSO was an ideal choice given the much-needed services it provides to immigrant and racialized women and their families in the City of Ottawa.”
Wayne Talbot, President of Canadian Association of Police Governance said, “As part of our 32nd Annual Conference this year, we were pleased to have raised over $3000 for Immigrant Women Services Ottawa (IWSO) in partnership with our host, the Ottawa Police Services Board (OPSB). We gladly accepted the OPSB’s recommendation to support IWSO as an organization whose values strongly align with those of the CAPG.” Mr. Talbot went on to say, “On behalf of the CAPG Board of Directors, I wish them well as they continue their efforts to create positive change in the lives of immigrant and racialized women in Ottawa.”
“We are grateful to The Canadian Association of Police Governance and Ottawa Police Services Board for the support and encouragement shown by them as we strive to provide immigrant and racialized women and their families in the City of Ottawa and the surrounding area with the supports and tools to achieve their full potential as members of Canadian society. The $3600 has been specifically earmarked for capital costs that will improve IWSO programming offered to the immigrant women we serve.” said Mercy Lawluvi, Executive Director of IWSO.
About Immigrant Women Services Ottawa:
The mandate of (IWSO) is to empower immigrant and racialized women in the City of Ottawa and surrounding areas to participate in the elimination of all forms of abuse against women; to provide culturally responsive services which will facilitate their access to community and mainstream services and provide other services/programs which will assist immigrant women in their journey to attain their full potential. Immigrant Women Services Ottawa is a community-based agency serving immigrant and racialized women. We create opportunities for women as they integrate into a new society, rebuild their lives free of violence, and achieve their personal goals.
About The Canadian Association of Police Governance:
The Canadian Association of Police Governance (CAPG) is the only national organization dedicated to excellence in police governance in Canada. Since 1989, the CAPG has worked diligently to achieve the highest standards as the national voice of civilian oversight of municipal police and has since grown to represent 80% of municipal police services throughout Canada. The Association exists to serve its members and collaborate with other police services sector stakeholders across the nation, including police leaders, police sector associations, provincial, federal and municipal governments and their departments, police learning organizations, and business partners.
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