Ontario Gang Investigators Association (ONGIA)
ONGIA is a non-profit organization that is committed to addressing the street gang phenomenon. ONGIA consists of law enforcement professionals and members of the criminal justice community throughout Ontario, Canada and North America. ONGIA has a mandate to provide gang related education and training. ONGIA establishes links within our community through partnerships to help combat gang activity in our neighbourhoods. ONGIA can help answer your questions and concerns about gangs in our community and schools.
Committed to Building Strong Communities
ONGIA encourages its members to network with their community to better educate everyone about gang prevention, education and suppression. ONGIA is committed to educating youth, parents, school officials, social workers and the community on gang related issues. ONGIA membership is open to sworn members of law enforcement agencies at present. This includes but is not restricted to police officers, probation officers, corrections officers, immigration officers and customs officers. The Ontario Gang Investigators Association works countless volunteer hours to deliver and maintain their training on gang related issues. ONGIA is an important part of a greater law enforcement network within North America. We would be remiss not to thank the East Coast Gang Investigators Association, MAGLOCLEN and the National Alliance of Gang Investigators Associations for their continued support and leadership. The assistance and expertise that they offer on the topic of criminal street gangs is unparalleled anywhere in the world.
ONGIA’s Training Coordinator is Joe Perilli (firstname.lastname@example.org). Inquire to see if the Ontario Gang Investigators Association is available to attend your workshop, seminar or conference to provide training and education relating to gangs.
ONGIA aims to reduces the threat of gang violence by increasing public awareness, training, collaboration, intelligence dissemination, prevention and intervention.
To become the leading voice in Canada with respect to gangs and gang violence.
OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM
Our Board of Directors are made up of vast experience and knowledge from across various agencies.