The Community Safety Knowledge Alliance is pleased to announce the appointment of Sheldon Kennedy to its Board of Directors.

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.

“We are excited to have Sheldon join our board. His leadership, knowledge and lived experience in driving change for people in need will add another instrumental piece to our diverse Board of Directors,” said Dale McFee, President and Chair, CSKA Board of Directors.

CSKA’s CEO Cal Corley agrees, adding, “These are dynamic times in the field of community safety and well-being. The current movement toward upstream, multi-disciplinary collaborative initiatives is forging new pathways of change. We welcome the perspective and extensive hands-on leadership that Sheldon brings.”

The Community Safety Knowledge Alliance (CSKA) is a Canadian non-profit that supports governments and others in the development, design and implementation of new models and approaches to community safety and wellbeing. For more information, please visit www.cskacanada.ca.