MAKING REAL CHANGE:

DIVESTING FROM THE POLICE, REINVESTING IN OUR COMMUNITIES

Our Campaigns focus on tangible and achievable change. We are seeking comprehensive police and justice reform.

Why Divest from the Police and Reinvest in our Communities?

  1. Oversight and Accountability

  2. Divestment from Police

  3. Education and Training

  4. Diversification of Services

  5. De-escalation Techniques

  6. Equal Opportunity

For Our Future calls for greater oversight by governing bodies over policing institutions in Canada to ensure appropriate and community-focused spending. We are seeking fully independent civilian investigative bodies to review misconduct in policing institutions. There needs to be a significant divestment from policing budgets and reinvestment into community-focused services, particularly for the most marginalized. Officers need anti-racism and cognitive bias training as well as greater education to become a police officer. There should be a diversification of services for our communities where first responders, not police, would report to non-criminal incidents of mental health, drug-use, and disputes. Moreover, there needs to be a reduction in use of force techniques and increase in de-escalation techniques. Lastly, there needs to be an emphasis on funding that will assist the most marginalized in achieving equity with non-marginalized communities in terms of wealth and opportunity. 

What is the Plan?

  1. Develop the Policy

  2. Build Public Support

  3. Pressure Elected Officials

  4. Campaign for Adoption by Parties and Municipalities

You can read our first policy document in the above link. Our next goal will be to gather public support for new policies across Canada. Through persuasive use of social media and sharing by our supporters we can get public opinion on our side. Next, we will circulate petitions and submit letters to elected officials to demonstrate the widespread support for electoral reform. We will work with like-minded organizations to pool resources, amplifying our voice and influence. Lastly, our campaign will target key electoral districts that could increase the likelihood of adoption by political parties.

How to take action?

  1. Call your Elected Officials

  2. Join a Political Party and Call them to Action

  3. Sign our Petitions

  4. Support our Cause

We could use all the help we can get. Want to help out?

The first thing you can do is sign up for our newsletter. This is our primary form of direct communication with our supporters. We coordinate calls of action to elected officials for the strongest effect. If you aren't already a member of a political party, you can join one today and become a voice from the inside calling for action. When we circulate petitions be sure to sign it, the more that do, the more persuasive our calls to action are and this includes are letters to officials. Lastly, if you can, support our cause directly. A one-time $10 donation makes you member for life and we are also always looking for volunteers.