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Join us for a 3-day religious literacy program to improve your understanding of the diverse communities you serve

October 3-5, 2023

Toronto, ON

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Created specifically for police officers, this new 3 day program offers the opportunity to learn about some of the world’s major religions.

You will:

  • Meet religious community leaders

  • Engage with colleagues about best practices for connecting with diverse communities

  • Tour houses of worship and learn about sacred spaces and traditions

  • Take part in interesting classes and discussions designed to enhance your knowledge and comfort with religious practices and communities 

Taught from a non-sectarian perspective this program helps you connect with colleagues, community members and friends who practice various religions.

Police officers who have attended Encounter’s Discovery Week have raved about the value of the program both professionally and personally.


Please note that the registration fee does not cover accommodations.  Recommended accommodations list.

Parking is available onsite at 70 Birmingham Street.

Refund policy: 

We appreciate your support! If you register for the Police Religious Literacy and your circumstances change, your organization is welcome to send another staff person in your place. Please reach out to to alter your registration.

We regret that refunds are not possible for this program. Thank you for your understanding.

Registration deadline: Friday September 22, 2023


“This is one of the best courses I've taken. Brian is an eloquent presenter and I most appreciated his non-judgmental approach. He's clearly a leader in this area and an excellent presenter. I'm grateful this was offered because what I learned will directly inform both my personal and professional lives.”

Law Enforcement Officer, OPP

“The world religions program was an incredible experience and beneficial both personally and professionally. I would recommend all officers invest in such a program. The knowledge gained can be applied immediately upon return to front line or specialty bureaus in Law Enforcement.”

Law Enforcement Officer, Peel Police

“I had the opportunity to take the course in Summer 2022 and it gave me a newfound appreciation of the impact religions have on our daily lives. Brian is a wealth of knowledge and his lectures were easily digestible.”

Law Enforcement Officer, Niagara Police

"I had the privilege of attending Encounter's program, delivered by Brian Carwana. It provided me with an incredible amount of knowledge and experiences I would never have on my own. Brian's delivery is engaging, thought-provoking and objective, making it easy to understand and creating a comfortable environment to ask questions you might have been hesitant to ask. His humour and immense knowledge keeps participants engaged and interested from beginning to end. I highly recommend for anyone interested in enhancing their religious literacy and understanding!"

Law Enforcement Personnel, Ontario

"This is a fantastic program, taught by an incredible speaker. I would love to learn more. This was one of the most beneficial programs the OPP have offered in my 20 years working here. Thank you for this opportunity!"

Law Enforcement Officer, OPP


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