Dale McFee ,Chairperson and President
Chief, Edmonton Police Service

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.

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.

Patrick Falastein
Director, Health System Planning and Reporting, Saskatchewan Health Quality Council

Patrick joined HQC as Director, Health System Planning and Reporting, in May 2016. From 2013-15, Patrick was a policy and project specialist with the Emergency Department Waits and Patient Flow Initiative. During this time, he was instrumental in launching the initiative and leading the first instance of provincial integrated kaizen planning.

From 2015-16, Patrick was the administrative fellow with the St. Paul’s Hospital leadership team and reported directly to the hospital’s CEO. His responsibilities included working with community partners to develop a community-based HIV hospice and serving as co-chair of several committees, such as occupational health and safety and emergency preparedness.  

Patrick has a Bachelor’s degree in physical activity studies from the University of Regina, a Master of Arts in physical education and recreation studies from the University of Manitoba, and a Master of Public Administration from the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan. He is also a certified Lean Leader. Outside of his work at HQC, Patrick volunteers as the board chair with the Core Neighbourhood Youth Co-op as well as with several other organizations.

Lynn Barr-Telford
Director General, Health, Justice and Special Surveys Branch, Statistics Canada

Lynn Barr-Telford is the Director General responsible for the Health, Justice and Special Surveys Branch (HJSSB) at Statistics Canada. The HJSSB provides accurate, timely and relevant information to health and justice decision-makers at all levels of government, to non-governmental organizations, to researchers and to the Canadian public. The HJSSB portfolio includes such large survey and administrative programs as the Canadian Community Health Survey, the Canadian Health Measures Survey, the Vital Statistics program, and the Canadian Cancer Registry.

Lynn holds a Masters Degree from Carleton University and has been with Statistics Canada for over 25 years. She has extensive experience in social statistics program management at the executive level.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kathleen McNutt, PhD
Vice President (Research), University of Regina

Kathleen McNutt is currently the Vice President (Research) at the University of Regina. She most recently held the position of Associate Vice President (Research) and the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. She was the former Executive Director of the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy Saskatchewan’s Public Policy School where she worked for both the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan.

McNutt served as the principal researcher on the Saskatchewan’s Regional Colleges: Towards a New System Regional College Review Final Report, as a member of the Ministry of Advanced Education Deputy Minister’s Policy Panel on the Future of Post-Secondary Education, and is currently the Board Chair of Saskatchewan Higher Education Quality Assurance Board. She also serves as a board member on the Confucius Institute at the University of Regina and Canadian Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee.

McNutt is a full professor and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Regina, Masters of Art from the University of Alberta and a Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University. She has a very active research agenda and has over 30 scholarly peer reviewed publications, a variety of academic chapters and public reports, and has presented her research all over Canada and Europe.

Gary Teare
Senior Scientist in Population, Public and Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

Gary Teare is Senior Scientist in Population, Public and Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services, where he leads a team to develop, test and transition to operations innovations in health services and measurement to promote cancer and chronic disease prevention. Prior to his current role, he worked at the Saskatchewan Health Quality Council for over 13 years as leader of its research and measurement work and most recently as its Chief Executive Officer. He is adjunct Professor in the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, and Affiliate Scientist with IC/ES in Toronto. Dr. Teare earned degrees in Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Immunology (MSc) and Epidemiology (PhD). Gary was Secretary-Treasurer of the founding CSKA Board from 2015-2018 and rejoined the Board in 2019 after a brief hiatus.