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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...


Save the date – 2018 Ontario Women in Law Enforcement Annual Awards Banquet

Friday, May 4th, 2018
Mississauga Grand – 35 Brunel Road, Mississauga

Nominations now open!

Click on link to see details. Service Awards for 25,30,35,40,45 years of Service. Also accepting nominations for Major Awards in Excellence in Performance, Leadership, Mentoring, Community Service, Civilian Award of Achievement, Team Endeavours and Medal of Valour! Deadline for nominations - Friday - March 2 at midnight.


Need a hotel for the banquet?
Booking information below for special OWLE rate!

Hilton Garden Inn
100 Traders Blvd., Mississauga
Call-in #: 905-890-9110 or 1-866-670-3064
Call-in code: OWLE
Call-in group name: Ontario Women in Law
Book before April 13, 2018 - after this date it will be based on availability


The Canadian Institute’s 9th Annual Law of Policing Conference

Policing is not simple. Policing is ever changing | May 1 – 2, 2018 | Toronto

Attend The Canadian Institute’s 9th Annual Law of Policing conference taking place May 1-2, 2018 to understand how the latest legislation and court cases are changing the law. Discuss best practices for community engagement with police professionals from across the country. Find technology solutions to make every minute of your police work worthwhile.

Doing good police work means finding the balance between building community relationships and staying one-step ahead of the bad guys. Getting ahead of new crime trends and understanding how the average citizen uses and misuses technology means understanding the next-generation equipment used in Canada and internationally.

OWLE members SAVE 10% on registration! Mention discount code: D10-363-363EX01


IAWP Calgary 2018

Calgary is hosting the 2018 IAWP conference August 26-30th. Keynote speakers include Amanda Lindhout, Sheldon Kennedy and Caroline Ouellette. Plus many more notable speakers. Register now before it gets sold out!


2017 Ontario Women in Law Enforcement 20th Anniversary Annual Awards Banquet:

Thank you to everyone that attended our 20th Anniversary OWLE Awards Banquet. With 570 attendees it was our largest banquet to date! Congratulations to all the award recipients and nominees and thank you to all our volunteers and sponsors that helped to make the night a success. Please take a look at all the pictures and feel free to save the pictures you would like. We thank our photographers - Heather Cardle, Mike Southam and Andrea Patching for their excellent photos.


OWLE’s 20th Anniversary Celebration at the Ontario Police College

OWLE’s 20th Anniversary Celebration at the Ontario Police College was held on March 9th, 2017.


Media Release: Ruling to disallow uniformed police and floats in Toronto Pride Parade

The Executive Board of OWLE are deeply saddened and disappointed with the ruling from Pride Toronto to exclude Police Officers from the Toronto Pride Parade.

We take great pride in the uniform we wear and what it represents. We are all one family and belong to the human race. Creating divide further perpetuates the problem. Pride is all about love and inclusion – we stand together with our brothers and sisters of the LGBTQ Community. We stand together with all LGBTQ Law Enforcement Officers and all members of our Emergency Services and Criminal Justice family.

Don’t let hate and discrimination prevail. Together we can make a difference. We will continue to work together will all our community partners and I am proud of all the great work being done by law enforcement personnel on a daily basis.

Serving with Pride – We stand together with you.

To Brian, Danielle, Jean and the rest of the Serving with Pride Organization – you are doing amazing work and I am very proud of the work you are doing in and for our community. You truly are role models!

Lisa Hewison – President – Ontario Women in Law Enforcement


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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