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The Commission is now accepting public submissions of research or recommendations related to the mandate. This provides an opportunity for individuals to share relevant input, feedback, research or recommendations with the Commission for consideration. The public submissions will inform the final report and recommendations to make communities safer.

Why are we asking for your input?

We want to make sure we have gathered input on issues from a range of research, academic, technical or other sources, including members of the public who have experience in these areas, either professionally or personally.

All input we receive on issues related to our mandate will be carefully reviewed. You do not need to be an expert or policy maker to provide a meaningful submission.

What topics are we seeking input on?

The Commission is seeking input on issues related to its mandate that fall under the following three topics:

  • Policing – including structure, culture, staffing, training, firearms regulation, rural policing, history, etc.
  • Community – including long-term impacts of mass casualties, mental health, social services, community safety, public warning systems, access to firearms, etc.
  • Violence – sociology of mass casualties, mass shooting events, gender-based and intimate partner violence, etc.

Please note that your submissions may be referenced or shared publicly as part of the Commission’s work, including in the final report. You are able to submit your recommendations anonymously.

If you prefer to share your input over the phone, video call, or in person as COVID-19 restrictions allow, please contact the Commission to set up a time. You can email or call 902-407-7532 (local) or 1-833-635-2501 (toll-free).

You can also email submissions to and include “Public Submission” in the subject line of the email.

Thank you for participating.

Content Warning: The following video contains scenes including the discharging of firearms causing death. There is a “quick exit” button at the top of the website if you need it, and Wellness Supports are also listed.

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