Explore information and resources related to police accountability and get involved.

1. Familiarize yourself with local incidents of police brutality or police-involved deaths:
  • Tracking (In)Justice – A law enforcement data and transparency project tracking police-involved deaths and deaths in custody across Canada.
  • Police Involved Deaths Canada – A database that combines information from numerous sources and includes killings by off-duty and former police officers, as well as deaths from negligence, incompetence, or occurring in police custody.
2. Read THESE articles about the systemic lack of police accountability:
  • Unchartered – A Toronto Star investigation of more than 600 cases reveals police are not often told when judges find they violated the Charter. Consequences for officers are rare.
  • Deadly Force – CBC’s database looks at role of race and mental health in police-involved deaths.
  • How police unions present barriers to change in Canada – 2020 article that outlines how police unions across Canada create barriers to increased accountability.
  • Above The Law – 2017 article that details how Canadian police are rarely held to account when accused of breaking the law.
3. Engage in your local movement or community

If your home community isn’t listed below we encourage you to research it by name with key phrases like “police accountability organizations”, “Black Lives Matter”, and “grassroots organizations police accountability”.

You can also look to independent media outlets in your area geared toward racial justice and climate justice. Articles on protests and movements might mention organizations and activists in your area.

Graphics that depict disparities in fatal police shootings between Canada and peer nations (click for larger images)


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Impact Campaign

In 2021, No Visible Trauma was selected to participate in the inaugural Story to Action Impact Lab, which supports documentary filmmakers to educate, engage, inspire, and create social impact in Canada using finished films.

Starting in early 2022, post-secondary classrooms and community groups across Canada have been hosting screenings of No Visible Trauma followed by panel discussions that encourage critical conversations about police accountability in their communities.

This impact campaign is ongoing in 2023 in collaboration with Story Money Impact and with support from the Inspirit Foundation. Click the button below to get in touch and arrange a screening and discussion in your local community!

Impact Screenings

  • October 31, 2023 | University of New Brunswick, Sociology Program
  • August 31, 2023 | Scarborough, ON – Warden Woods Community Centre
  • July 8, 2023 | Toronto, ON – Hot Docs Cinema
  • June 30, 2023 | Calgary, AB – Calgary Central Library
  • April 28, 2023 | Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC – John Abbott College
  • March 24, 2023 | Fredericton, NB – University of New Brunswick, Sociology Program
  • March 22, 2023 | Montreal, QC – McGill University, Law Students Association and Association of Indigenous Law
  • March 10, 2023 | Waterloo, ON – Renison College, Social Work Program, University of Waterloo
  • February 1, 2023 | Montreal, QC – McGill University, Canadian Studies Program
  • December 1, 2022 | Toronto, ON – York University, Criminology Program
  • November 9, 2022 | Edmonton, AB – Metro Cinema
  • February 28, 2022 | Burnaby, BC – Burnaby Teachers’ Association and Surrey Teachers’ Association
  • February 3, 2022 | Toronto, ON – York University, Criminology Program
  • January 28, 2022 | Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Unitarians, Community Screening