Northern B.C. Outreach and Workshops

News Release
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Posting

Surrey – The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. (IIO), the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP (CRCC), and the B.C. Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) are presenting a series of free workshops for community leaders, Indigenous peoples, and service providers in Northern B.C.

The workshops will be held in Terrace (February 5-6), Smithers (February 6-8), and Prince George (February 8-9), 2018.

The IIO is an independent oversight agency responsible for investigating incidents of police conduct which result in serious harm or death in the Province of British Columbia.

The CRCC is an independent federal agency that addresses public complaints about the on duty conduct of RCMP members across Canada.

The BCCLA is a non-profit organization that works to defend and maintain human rights in this province.

These workshops will provide information on the mandates and responsibilities of each organization and how they deliver their services. The workshops will focus on rights that apply during interactions with police.

To arrange a media interview with the IIO’s Chief Civilian Director Ron MacDonald please contact the IIO at 1-778-988-1041 or

For media inquiries relating to the CRCC please contact us at

To arrange an interview with BCCL please contact

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