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.

Joanne Grant

CEO United Way, Regina

After 15 years with a national crown corporation, Joanne decided it was time for a change.

For the past 22 years, Joanne has worked within the voluntary sector. Initially working with three small non-profit organizations; Regina Multicultural Council, Saskatchewan Organization for Heritage Languages and the Saskatchewan Multicultural Association. She has worked with the United Way Regina since 1998, initially as Director of Operations and is currently the Chief Executive Officer. She has participated on the National President’s Advisory Council and as part of the 2012/13 Strategic Planning Task Force for United Way Centraide Canada and currently participates on the Resource Development National Task Force.

Through both her employment and volunteer experiences, Joanne has been actively involved with voluntary sector issues at a local, provincial and national level for over 30 years. Family comes first in Joanne’s life and of particular enjoyment are her six grandchildren.

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.

J.Greg Miller

Deputy Minister, Saskatchewan Social Services

As Associate Deputy Minister for Saskatchewan Education, Greg led the Ministry in the areas of Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 education. He was responsible for guiding the work of Student Achievement and Supports, Early Learning, and the Provincial Library and Literacy Office. Like many leaders in today’s education systems, Greg’s contributions to the evolution and improvement of education began right in the classroom.

His experience as a high school science teacher became the foundation of his career as he took on the challenges of leadership roles within the school system and later in a provincial ministry. Greg’s belief in the importance of building strong and lasting relationships has been his guiding principle in keeping the success of Saskatchewan’s First Nations and Métis students at the forefront of the Ministry’s work and decision making.

Greg has also served as the co-chair of the Senior Inter-Ministry Steering Committee for the past four years, working to support the co-ordination of programs across the human services ministries to provide better outcomes for Saskatchewan’s families, children and youth.

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