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Ontario Women in Law Enforcement (OWLE) is an organization that grew from an idea to bring together the female members of the law enforcement field from across the province.

It was recognized that many police services within Ontario are either too small or simply do not employ significant numbers of females to form individual organizations. This forum provides an opportunity for members to network and access professional development opportunities. Recognizing that there exists strength in unity and numbers, Ontario Women in Law Enforcement encourages women from each and every police service, and other affiliated law enforcement agencies within the province of Ontario, to collectively address their common interests and concerns. Read More...


OWLE Presents - Advancing Women in Policing - Ontario Workshop

Wed, 20 Feb 2019, 4:00 PM – Thu, 21 Feb 2019, 4:00 PM

The first part of this dynamic workshop series will be specific to women officers from all Ontario police agencies gathering to discuss challenges and barriers as they relate to recruitment, promotion and retention while brainstorming initiatives to address same.


AWLE 2018 Training Conference

Atlantic Women in Law Enforcement is happy to announce the AWLE 26th Annual Training Conference will be held November 6-9, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza in Downtown Moncton New Brunswick. For more information please check out the Conference Brochure. You can register for the conference by completing the 2018 AWLE Conference Registration Form. Also, follow us on Twitter @AWLE2018Moncton.

OWLE members are invited to register and attend the conference at the AWLE membership rate!

For more details visit their website at

The Conference theme is "Lead-Her-Ship From Within; Explore your Influence".

Keynote Speakers will be RCMP Commissioner Bev Busson (Ret.) and Brigadier-General Jennie Carigan. Speakers will include Inspector Cathy Bawden of the Durham Regional Police Service.


2018 Ontario Women in Law Enforcement Annual Awards Banquet

Thank you to everyone who attended the 20th Annual OWLE Awards Banquet! Congratulations to all the nominees and award winners!


Senator Gwen Boniface speaks about the Ontario Women in Law Enforcement and female police officers in her Parliamentary address on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017:

Please read full address here:


Ontario Women in Law Enforcement Commemorative Bracelet:

For years the Ontario Women in Law Enforcement (OWLE) has been aectionately known as OWL. The coveted, hand crafted pewter owl has been incorporated as part of our awards ceremony dating back to the late 1990’s. So, it only made sense that we use an owl to commemorate our upcoming 20th Anniversary. After much deliberation well known jewelry designer Sandra Lewis was commissioned to design a one of a kind commemorative bracelet using Greek Goddess Athena’s owl as inspiration. Sandra has designed a sterling silver charm on a fitted black leather band with a stainless steel magnetic clasp, and an OWLE stamp on the back of each charm. Athena was a goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, and law & justice. Her owl is a symbol of knowledge, wisdom and empowerment.


Letter from Serving With Pride

Please read the attached letter from Serving with Pride President Brian Mitchell. It is his official statement in relation to police participation in Pride parades.


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