Organization and Leadership
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.
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 coordinator 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
Christiane Sadeler (Co-Chair)
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.
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.
Wendy Au (Vice-Chair)
Wendy Au is the Assistant City Manager working on social development projects that are inter-governmental and inter-departmental in nature. Her work projects extend from the City level to Provincial, National and International. At present, Wendy provides leadership in the area of crime prevention, City of Reconciliation initiatives, Vancouver Commemorates Canada 150+ Project, as well as External Relations & Protocol. Wendy has extensive experience working with governments as well as in the community.
Jan Fox (British Columbia, Alberta, & Yukon Representative)
Jan Fox is the Executive Director of REACH Edmonton Council for Safe Communities. REACH is a stand alone not for profit Centre of Responsibility with the goal of making Edmonton a safer community within one generation. Prior to that Jan was a senior Executive with the Correctional Service of Canada. Jan has extensive training experience both nationally and internationally and currently is a consultant with the Robcan group where she regularly provides leadership training. Jan graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Arts (honours), has pursued classes in Human Justice and completed the Queens University Executive Leadership program.
Ted Upshaw (Atlantic & Nunavut Representative)
Public Safety Advisor for the Halifax Regional MunicipalityTed has spent the great majority of his substantial career in public safety including 28 years with the RCMP. His career put him in touch with a broad array of communities and public safety challenges. Throughout his career, he 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 securityIn 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.
Scott McKean (Ontario Representative)
Manager, Community Safety & Wellbeing, City of Toronto Scott Mckean is the Manager of Community Development, Safety & Well-being for the City of Toronto. In that role, Scott works to enhance community safety and reduce vulnerability for people, families, and places in Toronto’s neighbourhoods. While at the City of Toronto, Scott has led the development and implementation of many strategies and initiatives such as the Community Crisis Response Program and the Toronto Strong Neighbourhood Strategy. Prior to joining the City of Toronto, Scott worked in the community sector where he developed programs and services for vulnerable, high-risk, gang involved young people as well as developed the support model for the Out of the Cold emergency shelter program.
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).
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.