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

The Community Safety Knowledge Alliance is pleased to announce the appointment of Norman E. Taylor
as Editor-in-Chief for its flagship Journal of Community Safety and Well-Being. In this capacity, Norm will
manage all day-to-day editorial and content-related operations of the Journal. As one of the original
architects of the Journal, Norm had graciously carried out these same responsibilities on a volunteer
basis since the Journal’s launch in April 2016.
Norm comes to this role with extensive related knowledge and experience. For almost 40 years he has
been an independent advisor, educator, author and researcher, concentrating his practice in the past 20
years in the field of policing and community safety.
“We are very pleased to have Norm as editor-in-chief for the long term. Under his editorial leadership,
the Journal is already having strong impact”, said CSKA CEO Cal Corley. “Just watch where he will take it
“We conceived of the Journal believing that the growing intersections among human services, public
health, policing and criminal justice could support a new outlet for knowledge exchange and emerging
social science”, said Taylor. “Now, with 6 issues already behind us, and over 40 strong articles spanning
original research to social innovation commentaries, I am excited and honoured to be selected to help
carry this unique publication to another level.”
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
CSKA’s Journal of Community Safety & Well-Being is a quarterly online open-access, peer-reviewed
publication that features a mix of scholarly literature, complimented by carefully selected reports,
discussion papers and mixed media productions covering a variety of multi-disciplinary topics related to
the broadest interpretations of Community Safety and Well-being practices. For more information,
please visit

CSKA was pleased to participate in an interview on our Collaborative Risk Driven Intervention:  Technology-Enabled Opportunities in Rural and Remote Communities project with CATAAlliance Chief Business Officer, Kevin Wennekes.  Kevin interviewed Dr. Chad Nilson, Inaugural Research Fellow, Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science and Justice Studies, University of Saskatchewan, and Cal Corley, Chief Executive Officer, Community Safety Knowledge Alliance on the recently released study of the pilot project utilizing information and communication technology (ICT) as a means of risk detection, information sharing, intervention planning, and ongoing service provision.

As described in the interview, the purpose of this project was to conduct research on ICT options in Saskatchewan, explore adaptations of the Hub Model to fit the needs of remote communities, consult with key ICT and collaborative risk-driven intervention professionals, and lay out a detailed plan for community safety and well being stakeholders in Saskatchewan to move forward with technology- enabled Hubs in rural and remote communities.

Watch the full briefing here:
Download a copy of the full report at: Hubs-Pilot-Project_FINAL.pdf

CSKA is pleased to present the annual report summarizing our first full year of operations.  As you will see from the report, 2016 was a busy and productive year.  If you would like a paper copy of the report, please contact Shannon at (306) 384-2751 or email

View the report here.

The CBC Radio One program IDEAS in partnership with the Munk School of Global Affairs is airing a two-part series which considers what it means to police and be policed in these complex and anxious times.

The first show, “To Serve or Protect”, focused on policing the community in an age of mistrust.   Use this link to access the file:

The second show, “Old Cops, New Expectations”, will focus on the changing nature of policing – and of crime – in an age of terrorism, highly diverse societies, new technologies, cyber-crime and innovation.  CSKA’s own Cal Corley is part of the panel for this discussion which airs June 22, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. EST.  Use this link to access the second show:

An Interactive National Dialogue on Research, Evaluation and Analysis of the Hub/Situation Table and Related CSWB Models

CSKA is pleased to present a record of proceedings from this very important event held in Toronto in January of 2017.  We wish to thank Dr. Chad Nilson for his work in compiling the information from the workshop into this informative document.

“I think each of us left the two days energized and committed to working together to further improve the integration of research and evaluation into the model. It is really the only way to achieve the sort of outcomes all of us are looking for.” said CSKA’s CEO Cal Corley.

The Philanthropist recently published an interesting article which is the second in a series on social innovation.  CSKA’s own Chair of the Board of Directors, Dale McFee, is featured in the article along with Saskatchewan content.

CSKA and its partners, the Centre for Collaborative Justice Studies (University of Regina), the Forensic Centre for Behavioural Science & Justice Studies (University of Saskatchewan) and the Canadian Society for Evidence-Based Policing are pleased to announce the Capstone Initiative.

Capstone focuses on supporting community safety leaders and practitioners who are engaged in advanced education (e.g. MA, MBA, MPA, MSc, etc.). The initiative will support interested learners within the sector in five (5) interconnected ways:

1. Assisting learners identify thesis/project topics that are relevant and meaningful to the future of community safety and wellbeing;

2. Providing mentorship and connecting learners to national and international experts and resources;

3. Providing a forum (e.g., annual symposium) at which participants can present their thesis/project and partake in a moderated discussion with top experts, senior officials and civil society leaders;

4. Providing the opportunity for interested learners to publish their work in CSKA’s Journal of Community Safety and Well Being;

5. Providing coaching for those who would like to publish, but feel they need some support in this regard.

We also welcome those who have completed an advanced degree within the last three (3) years and are interested in publishing their research (i.e., elements 4 and 5 above).

In this inaugural year, Capstone is open to anyone working in Saskatchewan’s community safety and wellbeing sector – this includes those employed with community-based organizations. Depending on demand, we may be able to extend participation to others outside of Saskatchewan in this first year as well – and to that end, we encourage those who may be interested to reach out to us.

If you are interested in participating in this exciting initiative or would like additional information, please contact Shannon Fraser-Hansen at CSKA, either by email ( or by phone: 306-384-2751.

For more information on CSKA and its flagship Journal of Community Safety and Well Being, please visit

Download a pdf file of the announcement.

The Community Safety Knowledge Alliance (CSKA) official launch was held on November 6, 2015 at Innovation Place in Saskatoon.

We were very pleased to have the Honorable Christine Tell, Minister for Corrections and Policing attend our event.

Dale McFee, CSKA President and Board Chair spoke to the crowd about how the CSKA will support the province’s drive toward new and effective models of community safety.

CSKA Director and Regina United Way CEO, Joanne Grant, also addressed the crowd.

Also announced was the USD $80,000 community safety grant received from Motorola Solutions Inc.  Matthew Swarney, Director Legal and Government Affairs was on hand to speak at the event.

The Government of Saskatchewan and its partners today introduced the Community Safety Knowledge Alliance (, an innovative new research and knowledge development centre, which will support the drive for improved community safety and wellbeing within Saskatchewan and Canada.

Established as a non-profit in 2015 and based in Saskatoon, CSKA will support the province’s drive toward new and effective models of community safety by mobilizing and facilitating research and the development a knowledge base to inform how community safety-related work is organized and delivered.

“Saskatchewan has become widely recognized as a national leader in community safety innovation,” said Dale McFee, CSKA President and Board Chair. “Building on this distinction will require new evidence-based knowledge that can be quickly translated into purposeful strategies and action that are focussed on desired outcomes. CSKA will help us ensure that research is real time, solutions are practical, and all of our resources are aligned toward outcomes.”

The CSKA is informed by the Government of Saskatchewan’s Building Partnerships to Reduce Crime (BPRC) approach and aims to create a national dialogue regarding how issues around community safety and wellbeing are viewed and addressed. This innovative dialogue will help community safety systems work more effectively and efficiently in assuring safe and healthy communities across the province and the country.

“We are excited about the launch of the CSKA and its new and innovative approach to knowledge sharing,” says Christine Tell, Minister responsible for Corrections & Policing. “CSKA is a unique and strategic opportunity to turn information into knowledge that will increase our ability to get smart on community safety.”

CSKA’s formula, “Research + Practice + Alignment = Outcomes” is the vehicle to link research and analysis with practice driving evidence-based outcomes in targeted areas, thus providing alignment and stability. Through leadership training, technical guidance, and knowledge exchanges, the CSKA possesses the ability to share its models not only in Saskatchewan, but also at the national and international levels.

CSKA’s immediate targeted efforts will range in focus from how to implement the Hub model in remote communities by employing new technologies, to looking into technology-enabled solutions to reduce impaired driving, to understanding the economic impact of new models of community safety.

“Community safety is a community issue,” said Regina United Way CEO, Joanne Grant, also a CSKA director. “CSKA can and will play a pivotal role in providing the evidence and research to inform, reform, and transform our work and our communities.”

Together with and supported by the Government of Saskatchewan, CSKA founding members include the University of Regina, the University of Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Health Quality Council, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police and Motorola Solutions Canada.

For more information please contact:

Cal Corley
Interim Chief Executive Officer
111 Research Drive, Suite #105
Saskatoon SK S7N 3R2

Office: 306-384-2741