Advance efforts towards 2SLGBTQI+ inclusion

The RCMP is working to create an inclusive workplace where everyone feels free to be their authentic self. This includes efforts to promote the inclusion of two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and sexual and gender diverse communities (2SLGBTQI+), both as part of the RCMP workforce and through efforts to ensure positive relationships with the public.

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Why it matters

2SLGBTQI+ communities have been subjected to decades of prejudice in Canada, including in the public service. Since the Prime Minister delivered a historic apology to 2SLGBTQI+ Canadians in 2017, the Government of Canada has taken meaningful steps towards building a safer and more inclusive country. While some progress has been made, many individuals and communities in Canada continue to face long-standing barriers to full freedom and equality in society.


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Update

Engagement continues, including with individuals with lived experience, to inform updates to the RCMP Guide to Supporting Transgender, Non-Binary and Two-Spirit Employees. A revised version of the guide is planned to be released in 2024.

Nov 2022

Update

The RCMP is supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirit (2SLGBTQI+) communities through awareness-raising activities and by launching a refresh of the RCMP Guide to Supporting Transgender, Non-Binary and Two-Spirit Employees.

This year, the RCMP further assessed its readiness on 23 recommendations made by the Purge Fund.

The RCMP has also committed to the Government of Canada's 2SLGBTQI+ Action Plan, which launched on August 28, 2022 and includes formalizing supports for 2SLGBTQI+ internal employee networks and promoting alliances with networks across the public service.

In November 2022, the RCMP updated its website to include History of RCMP-2SLGBTQI+ relations to acknowledge past mistakes and demonstrate ongoing progress towards a more inclusive organization.

May 2022

Update

The RCMP is supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirit (2SLGBTQI+) communities, through awareness-raising activities and by launching a refresh of the RCMP Guide to Supporting Transgender, Non-Binary and Two-Spirit Employees.

This year, the RCMP further assessed its readiness on 23 recommendations made by the Purge Fund. The RCMP has also committed to the Government of Canada's LGBTQ+ Action Plan, which includes formalizing supports for 2SLGBTQI+ internal employee networks and promoting alliances with networks across the public service.


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