Sloly Diversity Visionary

By Ron Fanfair, Toronto Police Service Published: 5:16 p.m. March 5, 2014

Deputy Chief Peter Sloly is among 30 Canadians named “Visionaries in Diversity” by the locally published Diversity Magazine.

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Deputy Chief Peter Sloly was one of 30 people named Diversity Visionaries

Sloly, in charge of the Service’s Community Safety Command that includes the 17 Divisions, said he was honoured to be listed among the distinguished group of individuals who reflect or advance the best of harmony, innovation and transformation.

“Under Chief Bill Blair, the Service has been investing heavily in diversifying the organization and creating an inclusive environment,” Sloly said. “The Service has won a number of awards in this area and the Chief has won awards as a top diversity chief executive officer. I think it’s further validation of the efforts of the Chief and the organization.

“I am honoured to have an individual award, but I think, really, what it does is validate the direction that the Chief and the Service have been heading and the faith that the community has because this is a community award and not a policing industry honour. It’s something that comes very much from the heart of the community and those are all good things for us.”

I am honoured to have an individual award, but I think, really, what it does is validate the direction that the Chief and the Service have been heading and the faith that the community has because this is a community award and not a policing industry honour. It’s something that comes very much from the heart of the community and those are all good things for us

Diversity Magazine publisher Moses Mawa said Sloly deserves the recognition.

“Canadians are blessed to live in a diverse society where everyone, fuelled by their passions, experiences and aspirations, has a chance to bring something special to local and national transformation platforms,” said. “This is fundamentally backed by the spirit of excellence and persistence that were set forth by our forefathers of this country. Deputy Chief Sloly epitomises these qualities and is deserving of the recognition.”

The list also includes Brampton’s Mayor Susan Fennell, award-winning vocalist Dan Hill, York University President Dr. Mamdouh Shoukri and Senator Anne Cools.

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