Racialized communities strategy

About the strategy

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has committed to developing a multi-year, multi-faceted, province-wide racialized

communities strategy that will build upon the services and supports that LAO already has in place.


Share your views on street checks

“Carding” is the police practice of stopping, questioning, and recording the information of individuals even when no particular crime or offence is being investigated.

Carding has been shown to target members of racialized communities, especially young Black men. On January 1, 2017, the Ontario government introduced Ontario Regulation 58/16 to attempt to make the practice fairer.

Starting on February 1 until April 23, 2018, Justice Michael H. Tulloch will be holding meetings with members of the public to hear about whether carding is an ongoing practice, how it impacts individuals and communities, and what their views are on police interactions and public safety.

Justice Tulloch and his team want to get a better sense of whether police officers, chiefs of police and police services boards are complying with the new regulation.

Justice Tulloch will be hosting 12 public consultations across the province, in addition to several consultations with various Indigenous and private stakeholders.

For more information about the review, consultation and how to participate, please visit https://streetchecksreview.ca