Dale McFee, Chairperson and President

Deputy Minister, Corrections and Policing, Government of Saskatchewan

In September 2012, after 26 years as a police officer in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, including nine years as the Chief of Police for the Prince Albert Police Service Dale McFee was appointed as Deputy Minister of Corrections and Policing in the Ministry of Justice for the Saskatchewan government.

Dale has considerable small to mid-size business experience and lectured extensively on leadership and change management nationally and internationally. Dale is a former member of Entrepreneurs International and served in the capacity of moderator for groups of business leaders within Saskatchewan.

Dale has received several commendations in his related fields including being appointed and promoted to officer within the Order of Merit within police services by the Governor General of Canada. He has received a provincial policing leadership award for Leadership in Multi-Agency Community Mobilization. He is a recognized Governor General Leadership alumnus and a former citizen of the year within his home community.

Chief Rick Bourassa

Moose Jaw Police Service

Rick Bourassa was a member of the Regina Police Service, retiring as a Superintendent in 2011 to become the Director of Court Security for the Province of Saskatchewan. In 2013, Rick was named Chief of the Moose Jaw Police Service. He is active on a number of local, provincial and national committees, including Criminal Intelligence Service Canada and the National Joint Committee of Senior Justice Officials, and is co-chair of the South Central Regional Intersectoral Committee. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Queen's University and a Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Regina.

Karen Chad

Vice-president (Research), University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Karen Chad is the Vice-President Research at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and is also a faculty member in the U of S College of Kinesiology. With a Ph.D. from the University of Queensland in Australia, Dr. Chad is a prolific researcher holding several research grants and contracts and has supervised numerous graduate students. She received the YWCA Woman of Distinction (Health and Education) award and was awarded the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal. In addition, Karen has earned five teaching awards including the U of S Master Teacher Award.

Dr. Chad sits on a number of national boards and has chaired or overseen more than 100 key boards, committees, research programs, and teams. Honors include an International Award for “Innovation in Research”, the National Leadership Award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, and in 2011 was identified as a “Woman of Influence” by Saskatchewan Business Magazine.

The University of Saskatchewan is committed to enhancing its capacity for research, scholarly and artistic work; strengthening its performance; and promoting the transfer of knowledge for the benefit of communities. As the Vice-President Research, Dr. Chad plays a strategic leadership role in achieving these objectives within the context of the University’s key goals: to attract and retain outstanding faculty; to increase campus-wide commitment to research; to establish the University of Saskatchewan as a major presence in graduate education; and to recruit and retain a diverse and academically promising body of students.

Building on the University of Saskatchewan’s renowned history of discovery and innovation spanning more than a century, Dr. Chad, the University’s Vice-President Research, aims to enhance globally important research under the banner of “discovery with impact”; bringing its expertise on issues of importance to communities and to society.

Sheldon Kennedy

Calgary, Alberta

Sheldon Kennedy won a Memorial Cup, World Junior Gold Medal and skated for three teams in his eight-year NHL career. He is best known for his courageous decision to charge his Major Junior Hockey league coach with sexual assault for the abuse he suffered over a five year period while a teenager under his care. Through this disclosure, and the important work that Sheldon continues to do, he has become an inspiration to millions of abuse survivors around the world.

Sheldon has been instrumental in bringing governments, public and private sector partners together to work collaboratively to influence policy change and improve the way child abuse is handled. He has influenced changes in Canadian law and has taken his message to the International Olympic Committee and the US Senate.

Sheldon is the Lead Director at the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre, the first-of-its-kind in Canada, offering full wrap-around services for victims of child abuse. He is also the Co-Founder of Respect Group, which provides empowering online abuse, bullying and harassment prevention education to sport organizations, schools and the workplace.

Sheldon’s awareness contributions are many:
- He in-line skated across Canada in 1998 to highlight the issue of child abuse and donated 100% of the proceeds ($1.2M) towards abuse prevention programs. During this skate he was presented with the keys to the cities of Ottawa, Toronto and Winnipeg.
- His life story was made into an Award Winning TV movie.
- In 2006 he published “Why I Didn’t Say Anything”; a riveting account of the many psychological impacts of abuse.
- He has shared his story through countless media appearances including Oprah, ABC’s Nightline, W-5, The Fifth Estate, and was named Canada’s newsmaker of the year in 1997.
- In 2016, Swift Current the documentary featured Sheldon’s story, providing a startling and never before seen look at recovery from childhood sexual abuse trauma.

Sheldon has received several awards for his tireless work including:
- Honourary Bachelor of Business Administration, SAIT, 2016
- Honourary Bachelor of Child Studies and Child and Youth Care, Mount Royal University, 2016
- Member of The Order of Canada, 2015
- Member of The Order of Manitoba, 2015
- Alberta Order of Excellence 2016
- Honourary Doctorate of Laws, University of Calgary, 2015
- Lincoln Alexander Outstanding Leader Award, University of Guelph, 2015
- The David Foster Foundation Humanitarian Award, 2014
- Calgary Citizen of the Year 2013
- Honourary Doctorate of Laws, University of the Fraser Valley, 2012
- Scotiabank Humanitarian Award, 2012
- Canadian Red Cross Caring Award, 2007

George Krausz

Chief Executive Officer, Motorola Solutions Canada

George Krausz is the President of Motorola Solutions Canada Inc., headquartered in Toronto, Canada. George’s responsibilities include overseeing Government Sales for Canada. Motorola Solutions is focused on serving the global communications needs of Governments, first responders and public service agencies, providing digital two-way radio as well as voice and data communications products and systems, LTE broadband systems, and smart public safety solutions.

George joined Motorola in 2004 as Vice President of our Government and Commercial Markets Division’s Canadian operation and in March 2010, he was appointed Country Management Regional Director of the Americas region.

Prior to joining Motorola in June 2004, George spent 25 years in sales and marketing in the Information Technology Sector and Public Safety. During the course of his career, he has held several executive positions with major companies in Information Technology sector and Public Safety.

George is a member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance, the RCMP Foundation and the Community Safety Knowledge Alliance. In addition, George was formerly Chair of the Ontario Board of Directors for the Information Technology Association of Canada.

In 1978, George obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree specializing in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo. George is registered with the Professional Engineers of Ontario.

George’s interests include golf, tennis and swimming. He has coached in the North Toronto Hockey Association.

Rick Linden

Chair Manitoba Police Commission and Professor, University of Manitoba

Rick Linden is Professor of Sociology at the University of Manitoba. He has B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Alberta and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Washington.

He is the author of over 60 published papers and reports and is the author or editor of four books including Canada’s best-selling Criminology text which is now in its 7th edition. He has published several crime prevention handbooks and has done many evaluations of crime prevention programs.

Rick is currently the co-chair of the Manitoba Auto Theft Task Force. The Task Force developed an auto theft prevention strategy which reduced auto theft rates in Winnipeg by over 80 percent and which won the 2010 Quality Policing Award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He is also the Chair of the Manitoba Police Commission and serves on the management committee of Winnipeg’s Gang Response and Suppression Program.

David Malloy

Vice-president (Research), University of Regina

Dr. David Cruise Malloy is the Vice President (Research) at the University of Regina, Canada. He is the Principal Investigator for the International Healthcare Ethics Research Team at the University of Regina, the Foreign Director of the International Bioethics Research Institute of Shandong Province, China, the Principal Investigator and Honorary Dean of the Research Institute for Multiculturalism and Applied Philosophy at Hunan University, China, and a Fellow of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association in Client Counselling & Organisational Consulting.

Malloy has served as the Associate Dean in the Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research and in the Faculty of Kinesiology & Health Studies as the Assistant Dean. He serves as an adjudicator for both SSHRC and CIHR, as well he occupies the role of the University’s SSHRC Leader. A graduate of The University of Western Ontario and Université d’Ottawa (Education Administration & Ethics), Malloy's research focus is in applied philosophy in health care. Specifically his interests include ethical decision-making, codes of ethics, existential hardiness, personhood, and ethical climate/culture. He has published numerous refereed articles and is the co-author of four texts dealing with applied ethics and philosophy. His current research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Canadian Institutes for Health (CIHR), and Worksafe BC.

Malloy was born in Gimli, Manitoba and, as the son of an RCAF pilot, lived in numerous places across Canada and the US as well as in Yokohama, Japan before settling in Regina in 1988. He is married to Valerie Sluth and has four children. Apart from family and work, Malloy is an active local musician.

Tammy Kirkland

Deputy Minister of Social Services

Tammy was appointed Deputy Minister of Social Services on August 22, 2018. Her previous senior leadership roles include serving as Deputy Minister of Government Relations and First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs in 2016, Assistant Deputy Minister of Social Services in 2014 and as Assistant Deputy Minister of Corrections and Public Safety in 2011. 

Tammy has been with Saskatchewan’s public service for 28 years and began her career as a social worker with a focus on troubled youth and young offenders. Her time spent in progressively more senior roles over the years eventually led to Tammy’s appointment of Deputy Minister at Government Relations for two years. Tammy enjoyed her time at Government Relations and learned a great deal, but is also happy to be back to her roots at Social Services. 

In 2014 Tammy and her team at the Ministry of Corrections and Public Safety received the Premier’s Award of Excellence for their work on the HUB model, an initiative that emphasizes crime reduction while strengthening community partnerships.

Tammy was born in Saskatchewan and raised in The Battlefords. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Public Administration. Tammy and her husband enjoy travelling and have recently been spending time at their someday home in Mexico. 

Mark Arcand

Tribal Chief, Saskatoon Tribal Council, Pro. Dir.

Tribal Chief Mark Arcand is a member of the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation located in Treaty Six Territory and resides in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Since his election to the role of Tribal Chief of Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) in October 2017, Tribal Chief Arcand has dedicated his work to reversing residential school effects through restoring cultural education and nourishing the gift of each child. Previous to his new role as Tribal Chief, Mark held the position of Saskatoon Tribal Council Vice-Chief from October 2013 to October 2017. 

Prior to his leadership roles with Saskatoon Tribal Council, Tribal Chief Arcand was an employee of Saskatoon Tribal Council and held roles as the Labour Force Development Partnership Manager and Youth Sport Culture and Recreation Coordinator. 

Having grown up in a Saskatoon Tribal Council member community and having later been an employee, Tribal Chief Arcand has a lifelong connection with that serves his drive to improve the quality of life through capacity building in First Nations. His passion for coaching and mentoring youth through sports and recreation continues in his community service work as a referee and coach. He organizes numerous sporting events and fundraisers including the University of Saskatchewan Youth Leadership Through Sports Program, the Saskatoon Tribal Council Swing Fore Kids Golf Tourney and various sporting tournaments. 

He holds a professional designation (Pro. Dir.) in Board of Director management from Governance Solutions Inc. which was attained in May 2016.

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