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University of Guelph-Humber and the Association of Black Law Enforcers host one of the largest justice career fairs in the country

Annual conference wraps up 25th anniversary celebrations for organization

Pictured here are members from University of Guelpph-Humber and the Association of Black Law EnforcersRepresentatives from UofGH and ABLE kick-off the annual fair, (Front L – R): David Mitchell, Mari DaGraca, Rohan Morgan, UofGH Justice Studies assistant program head, Glenn Hanna, Charlene Tardiel, Paulette Joseph, UofGH Justice Studies program head, Gary Ellis and ABLE president, Kenton Chance. (Back L – R): Terrance Murray and Josef Osroff.

TORONTO, ON – On Thursday, Jan.18, the University of Guelph-Humber (UofGH) and the Association of Black Law Enforcers (ABLE) brought students and industry professionals together for one of the largest justice-focused career fairs in Canada. More than 24 representatives from police departments, government, and law enforcement agencies, as well as fire and ambulance services were on campus to meet with hundreds of students interested in the justice industry.

The 15th annual career fair was part of ABLE's 25th anniversary celebrations. ABLE is a non-profit organization that addresses the needs and concerns of Black and other racial minorities in law enforcement and the community. ABLE was founded on the vision of law enforcement professionals who adopted respect, courtesy, service, and professionalism. UofGH and ABLE have co-hosted the career fair for more than a decade.

“We are very proud of our relationships with the University of Guelph-Humber and the various justice-based organizations in the community,” says, ABLE president, Kenton Chance. “Bringing our partners and students together in a collective forum generates awareness for the industry and enables employers and students to have constructive conversations about the overall workforce and opportunities within it.”

“The value of this fair is immeasurable to the University of Guelph-Humber and our students. During the annual event, students looking towards a career in law enforcement, policing, or emergency services have access to industry employers and working professionals who can provide valuable insights into the workforce,” says Dr. Gary Ellis, Justice Studies program head. “Our students represent the next generation of justice sector leaders. Providing them with experiences like ABLE’s career fair helps inform them about post-graduation employment options and potential opportunities.” 

Those organizations that attended the fair included: Applicant Testing Services, Association of Black Law Enforcers, Blue Line, Canadian Forces, City of Brampton, GardaWorld Security, Halton Regional Police Service, Hamilton Police Service, Ministry of Children & Youth Services, Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services, Niagara Regional Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police, Peel Regional Police Service, Royal Bank of Canada Financial Intelligence Unit, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Scotiabank Corporate Security, Special Investigations Unit, Toronto Community Housing Corporation, Toronto Fire Services, Toronto Police Service, TTC Transit Special Constable, Waterloo Regional Police Service, Woodbine Entertainment Group, York Regional Police Service and York Region Transit Special Constable.