Organization and Leadership
The full membership of CMNCP meet face to face annually.
The members communicate as a group every two 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 an executive committee to manage meetings, activities, and projects on behalf of the full membership. The executive committee includes a representative from each of the five regions. The University of Ottawa and the CMNCP staff are ex-officio members.
CMNCP has two co-chairs who speak on behalf of CMNCP. They chair the full memberships as well as the executive committee meetings.
Executive Committee Co-Chairs
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.
Jan Fox (Co-Chair)
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.
Christiane Sadler (Past 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.
Amy Siciliano (Atlantic Region Representative)
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 (Ontario Representative)
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.
Cindy Fernandes (Manitoba/Saskatchewan/NWT Representative)
With more than 25 years’ experience in local government, the Director of the City of Winnipeg’s Community Services Department, Cindy Fernandes, is responsible for a diverse portfolio of public services delivered by the City of Winnipeg with an operating and capital budget of over 120 million dollars. Program areas of responsibility include: Community By-law Enforcement Services, Community Development and Recreation Services, Aquatic Services, Library Services and the Department’s Asset Management office.
Cindy is a member of the End Homelessness Winnipeg Board, Immigrant Partnership Winnipeg Council Board, and is Winnipeg’s representative on the Canadian Municipal Network on Crime Prevention.
Dave Dickson (BC/Alberta/Yukon Representative)
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.
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 Staff)
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)
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.