Correctional Services Canada
Citizens’ Advisory Committee – Halifax 1994 – 2001
Mission of Correctional Service of Canada
Correctional Service of Canada, as part of the criminal justice system, contributes to the protection of society by actively encouraging and assisting offenders to become law-abiding citizens, while exercising reasonable, safe, secure and humane control.
Mission of the Citizens’ Advisory Committee
Citizens’ Advisory Committee, through voluntary participation in the Canadian federal correctional process, contribute to the protection of society by interacting with staff of the Correctional Service of Canada, the public and offenders, providing impartial advice and recommendations, thereby contributing to the quality of the correctional process.
Involvement- Halifax Parole Office / Carlton Center
- Committee Member starting 1996
- Vice Chairman CAC – 2000 to 2001
- Carlton Center Amalgamation Project
- Standing Committee Member
- Community Open House Participant
- Coordinator of Community Forum – African Canadian & Correctional Services Canada
Attended as Committee Representative
- CAC Canadian National Annual Meeting, Moncton – Nov. 1999
- CAC Atlantic Regional Annual Meeting, Memramcook June 2000
- CAC Canadian National Annual Meeting, Montreal – Nov. 2000
- Volunteer Services – Halifax Parole Office 1994 – 2001
CSC has developed a series of life skills training programs, which are provided to their clients both as in-prison programs and in the community through the district Parole Office. I have delivered programs in both environments; the Halifax Parole Office as well as in Sackville Correctional Center, Dorchester and Westmorland Institutions.
Programs trained in and presented
- Consumer Education
- Money Management
- Anger Management
- Finding Accommodation
- Finding Employment
- Lifestyle & Sex Education
- Money Management
Citizens for a Safe Learning Environment (CASLE)
Mandate – A citizens advocacy and public education committee who’s objective is to act as a watchdog over all governmental decision process with special concern for environmentally safe schools and to function as a proactive educational form to assist in the establishment of appropriate policies by all levels of government.
Involvement – 1993 – 1997 Background Organizational Support, Meeting set up and breakdown, Pick up & Delivery of notices and documents
Back to Basics Food Allergy Support & Co-Op
Mandate – Established to provide a source of information pertaining to food based allergies, their prevention, treatments, and affects. At a time when, in this region, there was a void of both information and source of allergen free food products Back to Basics used a proactive public education approach and provided a consistent food source.
Involvement 1991 – 1994 -Background Organizational Support, Member dBASE set up and management, Meeting set up and breakdown, Pick up & Delivery of notices and documents, Co Op order receiving / sorting / packing
The Nokia Brier 2003 – Halifax
Captain [Runner] – Under the direction of the Chairman of Lounges, I set up, stocked, maintained and staffed six hospitality lounges in the World Trade & Convention Center for the full ten day event. These lounges catered to the Players, their families, the media and sponsors. Providing food, drinks, and host support for fans and participants. This was the most successful Brier to date with roughly $500,000 in profit from attendance and the lounges.
ICON 2003 – 2006
Involvement – Vice President
Mandate – The International Community Organization Network – ICON is a Halifax-based NGO, established to advance the international movement of youth and to strengthen the commitment to attaining a collective voice of youth involved in international development. ICON’s mandate is to develop worldwide partnerships with youth-based organizations involved in international development issues by facilitating communication among them and to take a leading role in research, policy development and advocacy in issues relating to youth and sustainable development.
ICON’s primary responsibility from its inception to the year 2010 is to assemble upwards of fifteen thousand youth from over one hundred countries to Halifax 2006, 2008, 2010 to work with global leaders in government, business and the non-governmental sector and establish a Universal Declaration by youth on Sustainable Development.
The Roar Of the Rings 2005
Captain – under the Director of Communications – Internal I was responsible for the procurement, set-up, operation and break down of an internal communications system for the full term of the Olympic Qualifying Event which determined the Canadian Curling Representatives for the Winter Olympics of 2006. The System included:
- – 125 dedicated Cell phones
- – 75 two way radios & two base stations with repeater systems
- – Score keepers Computer network – 10 notebooks & printer / copiers
- – Centralized Team contact (email) & message center
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