September 18 – 20th, 2012 Yukon Government hosted the Policing in Northern and Remote Canada Symposium.
Over 100 delegates from across the country attended the symposium which included presentations and discussions on the operational realities of providing service in the North, innovative approaches to collaborating with community members and First Nations, and strategies to attract and retain skilled police officers.
The symposium was an opportunity to network, discuss challenges and opportunities and share and build upon each other’s successes in northern policing. Significantly the partners and symposium delegates have agreed to work together to develop a national research agenda on policing in northern and remote Canada.
The purpose of the symposium was:
The symposium was organized in partnership by:
The symposium was, in part, an outcome of the Review of Yukon’s Police Force and Sharing Common Ground report which was a joint project led by the RCMP, Yukon Government and First Nations.