Organization and Leadership
The members of CMNCP meet face to face regularly to share and discuss best practices and strategies for the implementation of effective crime prevention and community safety programs and approaches.
Board of Directors & Staff
Following its incorporation in June 2020, CMNCP established a board of directors including representative from each of the five regions.
Jan Fox (Co-Chair) (she/her)
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.
Dave Dickson (Co-Chair) (he/him)
Dave Dickson is the Manager of Community Safety for the City of Williams Lake, where he is responsible for multiple community safety programs and the management of the RCMP based victim services team. Dave has worked as a regular member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police stationed in a number of communities throughout British Columbia, and as a Road Safety Manager for the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. Both were lengthy careers which were community-based and all about building positive relationships that forged very strong partnerships around community safety. Dave is an avid road bike cyclist, kayaker and hiker. He and his family make Williams Lake their permanent home.
Paul Lang (Secretary) (he/him)
Paul is the Executive Director of the Kent Regional Service Commission since January 2013. Paul loves working for the Kent Region as one of the most rural regions in the province. He understands the importance of collaboration and is constantly working with various stakeholders and partners to improve the quality of life of the people of Kent. Paul holds a bachelor’s degree in social sciences, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Economics from the Université de Moncton; he has a master’s degree in Regional Development from the Université du Québec à Rimouski. He also holds the NACLAA Certificate, the Ec.D accreditation and is the only local government administrator outside the province of Quebec to hold the “Directeur municipal agréer” designation. He was fortunate to be chosen as one of the 15 Acadian leaders that will influence change in New Brunswick in the future: he’s an alumnus of the New Brunswick 21 Inc. leadership program, and the National Leadership Program of Action Canada. He is married to Danielle Doucet, a researcher in youth psychology and education at Université de Moncton and the father of Thomas, a 7-year-old boy who just like his parents enjoy life fully.
Bree Claude (Treasurer) (she/her)
Bree Claude is the Director of Family and Community Services with Strathcona County. She is a dynamic community leader and responsive change agent. Her secret talent is finding and surrounding herself with amazing and brilliant people who are changing the world. During her role, she has connected with diverse system leaders and community partners, including those with lived experience, to take action on seemingly intractable challenges. She has learned that when we convene these formal and informal leaders, listen to one another with curiosity and try something together, a new future can emerge. Bree has a degree in Political Science and a Master of Science in Human Ecology. Bree has been immersed in social policy and practice, strategic planning, and evaluation in a government environment for more than 20 years. She previously held Director and Executive Director positions within the Alberta Government in the ministries of Seniors and Housing, Advanced Education and Children’s Services. Bree is passionate about engaging citizens to create solutions for the challenges we are facing as a community.
Amy Siciliano (she/her)
As Public Safety Advisor for Halifax Regional Municipality, Amy leads the municipality in its journey toward holistic, collaborative approaches to community safety. She brings a human-rights lens to her work, rooted in principals of accountability, inclusion, and social and economic equity. She is passionate about championing community-led solutions to local problems, and finding creative ways to harness the inherent strengths of community. With a PhD in Urban Geography, she is well skilled at synthesizing local experiential knowledge with scientific research to bring a robust evidence-base to decision-making. She is also Adjunct Professor at Saint Mary’s University, and Research Consultant for the City of Thunder Bay’s Anti-Racism and Respect Advisory Committee.
Lee-Ann Chevrette (she/her)
Lee-Ann Chevrette was born and raised in Timmins, Ontario. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Protection from the University of Guelph, and subsequently spent a decade working for provincial and territorial governments, Indigenous organizations, and the World Wildlife Fund in British Columbia, the Yukon and the Western Arctic Region of the Northwest Territories. Her work and research focus were on forest and plant ecology, wildlife research, and traditional resource management. Lee-Ann has extensive experience working in Indigenous communities and leading diverse projects.
Lee-Ann returned to northern Ontario to pursue a Masters of Environmental Studies in Northern Environments and Cultures at Lakehead University, and has been employed with the City of Thunder Bay for the last 7 years. She has held the role of Coordinator with the Thunder Bay Crime Prevention Council for the last 5 years. Lee-Ann loves to spend time exploring the rugged landscape of the Canadian Shield with her husband and three young children.
Jeff Honey (he/him)
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Jeff Honey has worked for local government for over 25 years. Jeff received his master’s degree in Public Administration in 2008 and is currently employed as Coordinator of Strategic Projects and Initiatives with the City of Winnipeg’s Community Services Department where he oversees the development and implementation of a number of strategies that help advance Community Services’ mandate for the citizens of Winnipeg. Since 2015, Jeff has been actively involved with the CMNCP as co-representative for Winnipeg on the network’s Executive Committee. Since 2018, Jeff has been heavily involved in strategic planning and stakeholder engagement processes for the purposes of establishing a community safety centre of responsibility for Winnipeg.
Scott Mckean (he/him)
Scott McKean is currently developing Safe TO, the City of Toronto’s Community Safety and Wellbeing Plan and supporting the development Ministry of Attorney General’s Justice Centre programs in the City of Toronto. 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 and supported the development and implementation of many strategies and initiatives such as the Community Crisis Response Program, FOCUS Toronto, SPIDER, Youth Violence Prevention, and the Toronto Strong Neighbourhood Strategy. Prior to joining the City of Toronto, Scott worked in the community sector where he developed several programs and services for young people as well as developed the support model for the Out of the Cold emergency program. Outside of community work, he plays drums and paints pictures.
Colleen Cornock (she/her)
As Crime Prevention Supervisor for the City of Kelowna, Colleen leads a dynamic team of dedicated community safety practitioners striving to enhance community well-being and safety for all through leadership, education, engagement and collaboration. Throughout her career, Colleen has worked closely with enforcement partners, social agencies, businesses and citizens to invest in Kelowna’s community to make the city an even safer place to live, work and enjoy. Colleen graduated from Okanagan University College with a Bachelor of Arts (honours) and has been employed in community safety roles for over 20 years.
Wendy Stone (she/her)
Proudly serving on Treaty 4 land, Wendy Stone is the Crime Prevention Strategist with the Regina Police Service and is dedicated part time to The Regina intersectoral Partnership (TRiP) team. After obtaining a Bachelor of Human Justice from the University of Regina she began her career with the Province of Saskatchewan working in both Victim Services and Policy, Planning and Evaluation within the Ministry of Justice, then later became the Saskatchewan Coordinator for Justice Canada’s National Crime Prevention Centre – Community Mobilization Program. With a strong belief in community engagement, her 25-year career has focused on long-term, multi-sectoral, collaborative approaches designed to impact social issues.
Shefali Khoja (she/her)
Shefali Khoja, has extensive experience in the areas of Diversity and Inclusion. Her passion and expertise is reflected as she focuses on building a communtiy for all and leads the Diversity and Inclusion initiative in the municipality of Strathcona County. Over her career spanning 16 years she has led and implemented policies, projects, and key strategies in the government and civil society sectors in Canada and internationally. Shefali, has worked with Habitat for Humanity focusing on affordability and access to safe home for families who are made vulnerable across Alberta. At her Government stint as a Manager of Stakeholder Engagement, she led engagements with school boards, trustees, superintendents and teachers on Alberta’s curriculum. In addition to that she worked as an organizational learning and development consultant and advised lawyers, project managers, and executive leadership. She has a Bachelor in Management studies with honours and has an MBA in Community Development (a unique MBA in Americas). In addition to volunteering as a mediator for the Strathcona County Mediation Society, she, volunteers for a National Settlement board focusing on newcomers and refugees to Canada. She currently serves as a President for PLAN (Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network) that supports individuals who face isolation, often due to disabilities.
Felix Munger (CMNCP Staff) (he/him)
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.
Audrey Monette (CMNCP Staff) (she/her)
Human rights and social justice activist, Audrey is rooted in a philosophy of equity and empowerment of marginalized populations. By combining a feminist approach to her theoretical knowledge, Audrey advocates to end violence against women and girls, to reduce crime, and to improve victims’ and prisoners’ rights. Since 2016, Audrey has extended her advocacy by giving presentations on the need for victim legislation reforms during conferences organized by the World Society of Victimology in Croatia and India. Audrey is a professional consultant, research assistant, and criminology master’s candidate at the University of Ottawa. Her work is based on the idea that no one is disposable and that the way we do justice should never deny humanity. She therefore calls for a greater investment in people and communities rather than in punitive downstream responses that do not prevent crime and victimization from occurring.
Katie Cook (CMNCP Staff) (she/her)
Oeishi Faruquzzaman (CMNCP Staff) (she/her)
Vibya Natana (CMNCP Admin) (she/her)