What Defunding the Police Could Mean for the Social Sector

Creating New Public Safety Processes

Why It Matters

Amid a global conversation on systemic racism and police brutality, Canadians are calling to defund the police and invest instead in social services. According to Statistics Canada, over $15 billion is spent on policing, and operating expenditures have been increasing, even when adjusted for inflation.

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