The Issue of Diversity and Inclusion in the Armed Forces and Police Corps


November 17, 2017
Royal Military College Saint-Jean
15, Jacques-Cartier North, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, J3B 8R8, Québec

The issue of diversity within the armed forces and police corps is a current concern, particularly in liberal societies. To ensure greater representation and thus conformance with the egalitarian ideal of liberalism, many want the composition of the workforce to be a more accurate reflection of the demographic profile of the population. To this end, the police and armed forces have taken steps to promote equity and inclusion among their ranks.

This one-day symposium proposes to reflect on the following three themes:

  1. Diversity and Inclusion in armed forces and police corps: what is the current state of the issue?
  2. Managing Diversity: What policies; for what purposes?
  3. Public Relations, Diversity and Recruitment: How are Diversity and Inclusion affirmed in businesses and government agencies?

The aim of this symposium is to build bridges between research and practice in order to allow a grasp of the issue of diversity, which is not only practical but also conceptual and guided by philosophical and political reflection, in order to better understand how concrete reality articulates difference and inclusion.

Registration: Please send a message to with your name, rank/title, and organization.

Contact: Lieutenant-Colonel René Poulin,

Registration fees: Free.

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