Each year, our Diversity Advisory Committee (DAC) recognizes outstanding grade 12 students in Sudbury who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, inclusive practices and cultural acceptance in their school and/or in their community.

This year, DAC awarded one bursary of $1,000 to a student from each of the four school boards within the City of Sudbury, totaling $4,000. group of people standing holding cheques

Gurpreet Singh Broca, Chair of our Diversity Advisory Committee, was pleased to present the checks to this year’s recipients:

  • Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario – Makaylie Maillet of École secondaire catholique Champlain
  • Sudbury Catholic District School Board - Alexis Teixeria of St. Charles College
  • Conseil scolaire du Grand Nord – Leila Kablan of École secondaire Macdonald-Cartier
  • Rainbow District School Board – Jersey-Chase Houlahan of Lasalle Secondary School

The Greater Sudbury Police Service strives to ensure a diverse and inclusive approach in serving the community collectively. That’s why it’s important to us to recognize youth in our community who exhibit positivity and leadership. Each of the abovementioned students have demonstrated alignment with our R.I.C.H. values of Respect, Inclusivity, Courage and Honesty.

The bursaries provided will assist the students with expenses associated with post-secondary education, trades school or apprenticeship.

Thank you to all students who submitted applications.

About the Diversity Advisory Committee:

Since 1990, the GSPS Diversity Advisory Committee has been providing advice and counsel to the Office of the Greater Sudbury Police Service Chief of Police with respect to race relations and multicultural concerns/issues in Greater Sudbury as it relates to policing. Committee membership includes representation from community organizations, citizens and youth. We proudly celebrate our open lines of communication and strive to improve relationships in a transparent and respectful manner by better understanding cultural traditions and customs.