We respectfully acknowledge the WSÁNEĆ peoples as the traditional inhabitants of the land where the Central Saanich Police Service stands. We are grateful to the Indigenous peoples for sharing their land and cultural knowledge with us.
The Central Saanich Police Service are committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and prioritize maintaining a safe environment where all members of the community feel welcome. We ensure that the cultural sensitivities of the community are respected, recognize the complex intersectional nature of all identities, and maintain processes that are based on mutual understanding and trust.
In pursuit of our values, we seek employees who demonstrate cultural humility and who engage across differences. We are committed to implementing effective strategies for a healthy work environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, and prejudice - and where the unique contributions of each person are recognized.
We take deliberate measures to remove barriers for equal opportunities, and encourage applications from members of groups, including, but not limited to,
- Inuit and Métis peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples
- members of a visible minority, or groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion, or place of origin
- persons who identify as women
- persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions
- Persons with disabilities: persons who have a long-term or recurring physical, mental, sensory, psychiatric or learning impairment and who consider themselves to be disadvantaged in employment by reason of that impairment, or believe that an employer or potential employer is likely to consider them to be disadvantaged in employment by reason of that impairment and includes persons whose functional limitations owing to their impairment have been accommodated in their current job or workplace
The Central Saanich Police Service is a proud partner of the Greater Victoria Police Diversity Advisory Committee, which you can learn more about here.
As we continue to seek out opportunities to learn from our diverse communities, we acknowledge this statement as a living document.