Organization and Leadership

Full Membership
The full membership of CMNCP meet face to face annually.
The members communicate as a group every couple of months by conference call in order to share and discuss best practices and strategies for the implementation of municipal programs on effective crime prevention.

Coordination Committee
CMNCP established a coordination committee to manage meetings, activities and projects on behalf of the full membership. The coordination committee includes a representative from each of the five regions. The University of Ottawa and the CMNCP consulting manager act as ex-officio members.

CMNCP has two co-chairs who speak on behalf of CMNCP. They chair the full membership meetings as well as the coordination committee meetings.

Coordination Committee Co-Chairs

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    Christiane Sadeler (Co-Chair - Ontario Representative)

    Executive Director, Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council, Waterloo Region

    Christiane immigrated to Canada in 1989. Her experiences span working in the area of mental health, teen parents, victims of violence and abuse, young offenders, sex offenders and others that tend to live at the margins of our communities, as well as multiple service providers, police services and politicians of all orders of government. She has a preference for community based solutions and prevention approaches that challenge us to think about old problems in new ways.

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    Patrice Allard (Co-Chair - Quebec Representative)

    Division Chief, Direction of Social Development, City of Montréal

    Patrice Allard works as Head of division at the Social Diversity and Sports department at the City of Montreal. He is responsible for a team engaged in empowering citizens and local actors in improving quality life in their communities. In the past years, he has supervised various programs and initiatives in the field of social development concerning issues such as urban cohabitation, crime prevention, fight against poverty, social exclusion, gender equity, urban revitalization, local development, and intercultural relations. He has been coordinator of Tandem, Montreal’s crime prevention program, supervisor of the implementation of social mediation projects, initiator and participant of Montreal’s Street Gang action plan, and organizer of the first Urban Security Forum in Montreal. He has a degree in communication (University of Québec in Montréal – UQAM), and a certificate in animation and cultural research, and has experience working in both community-based and institutional organizations.

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    Wendy Au (BC, Alberta & Yukon Territory Representative)

    BC, Alberta & Yukon Territory Representative

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    Clive Wightman (Manitoba, Saskatchewan & Northwest Territory Representative)

    The Director of the City of Winnipeg’s Community Services Department, Clive Wightman, is responsible for a diverse portfolio of public services delivered with an operating and capital budget of over $100 million. Program areas of responsibility include: Community By-law Enforcement Services, Community Development and Recreation Services, Aquatic Services, Library Services, Animal Services and Emergency Social Services. Clive also leads/champions many critical initiatives, such as the City’s LiveSAFE Interconnected Crime Prevention Strategy; sits on the WPRC Steering Committee and on the End Homelessness Winnipeg Board; is the City’s representative on the National Municipal Network on Crime Prevention; sits on the Immigrant Partnership Winnipeg Council and represents the City on the Winnipeg Arts Council Board as well as the Citizen Equity Committee.

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    Ted Upshaw (Atlantic & Nunavut Representative)

    Public Safety Advisor for the Halifax Regional Municipality

    Ted has spent the great majority of his substantial and successful career in public safety. Ted’s career began with the RCMP and it progressed over a period of 28 years. Ted was promoted often and became a senior officer attaining the rank of Superintendent. His career put him in touch with a broad array of communities and challenges. Notably, Ted served as the Officer-in-charge for Cole Harbour, N.S., Mission B.C., and District Policing Officer North East Nova (NS), as well as assignments at The RCMP Depot, and Headquarters. Throughout his career, Ted worked closely and effectively with citizens of varying ethnic, social, and cultural origins and backgrounds, at risk youth, community leaders, and all levels of government, including some international work, to address and improve public safety and security. During his career, Ted was honored by community leaders and other groups for his work and achievements, receiving the Queen’s Jubilee and other awards.

    Ted rounded out a successful career as the Chief Security Officer at Canada Post Corporation where he designed and led the implementation of a new corporate security strategy. Ted served the corporation for four years where he and his team delivered a business plan which helped transform the national security function. Ted worked with senior leaders and a range of stakeholders to raise security awareness and compliance throughout the company.

    In Ted’s current role as Public Safety Advisor he works closely with all business units of Halifax Regional Municipality, as well as the Federal and Provincial Government, local communities and non-government organizations with a vision of increasing public safety and making Halifax a place where its citizens and visitors are safe and feel safe to live, work, and play.

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    Irvin Waller (Ex-Officio)

    Professor, University of Ottawa, Ottawa

    Irvin Waller is an influential author and speaker, Professor of Criminology, and President of the International Organization for Victim Assistance. He won awards in the USA and internationally for his contributions to the UN General Assembly resolution that adopted the Declaration on Principles of Justice for Victims in 1985. His work to stop victimization – the ultimate victim right – has won recognition across the world, particularly for his role as the founding executive director of the International Centre for Prevention of Crime, affiliated with the UN. He has advised the governments of more than 50 countries in both the affluent and developing world, including that of Mandela. His recent trilogy of books provide policy makers with effective actions based on the accumulated evidence and international best practices to stop violent crime and assist victims. They are translated into Spanish and in translation to Chinese and other languages. They include Less Law, More Order – The Truth about Reducing Crime (2006), Rights for Victims of Crime: Rebalancing Justice (2011), and Smarter Crime Control: A guide to a safer future for citizens, communities and politicians (2014).

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    Felix Munger (CMNCP Managing Consultant)

    Felix is a professional consultant, expert facilitator and academic who empowers client success by aligning strategy, partners and innovation to achieve meaningful impact. With a PhD in community psychology, a Masters in environmental studies and a mental health nursing diploma, Felix combines his academic and research abilities with significant experience in community health and environmental sustainability. His work has contributed to the redefinition of the evaluation of equity in health care, facilitated strategic project development among diverse partners with multi-level leadership and conflicting goals, and inspired the ongoing collaboration of an entire network of organizations.