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Meet the Members of the CEC


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Irene Compton

First Nation Elder

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Parm Burgie

Métis Senator


Aigah Attagutsiak 

Inuit Elder

Co-chairs and Vice-Chairs (Community and Police)

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 Deputy Chief Steve Bell

OPS Co-Chair

 Sahada Alolo

Community Co-Chair

Gérard Etienne

Community Vice Co-Chair

Isobel Granger

OPS Vice Co-Chair

Community Members

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Hector Addison

Community Member

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Huda Alsarraj

Community Member

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Malik Ayass

Community Member

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Teresa Edwards

Community Member

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Hodan Egale

Community Member

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Debbie Hoffman

Community Member

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Heidi Langille

Community Member

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 Jalil Marhnouj

Community Member

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Séverin Jr. Ndéma-Mousa

Community Member

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Noura Ahmed 

Community Member

Police Members

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Paul Burnett


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Supt. Jamie Dunlop


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Supt. Mark Ford


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S/Sgt Ian Hayes

Diversity and Race Relations

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Supt. Chris Renwick

Criminal Investigations

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David Snoddy

Dir. Community Development

Supt. Chris Rheaume

Community Member

Supt. Joan McKenna

Community Relations

Roles and Responsibilities of Community Equity Council Members


Individual Council members’ roles and responsibilities:
a) Attend Council meetings every second month.

b) Adhere to the Code of Conduct of the Council.

c) Work on at least one committee or work group.

d) Meet with members of the public (outside of your community) at least once a year to get feedback on the relationship with the police. 

e) Use the key communication messages developed by the Council when participating in the public meetings.

f) Stay connected to your nominated community organization through a formal accountability mechanism. (e.g. attending meetings to give and receive feedback)

 Community members: 

• There will be an open and transparent recruitment process for community members, including a clear description of the qualifications that are needed to be on the Council.

• The membership criteria (above) will form the basis for selection of membership to the Council.
• The recruitment information will be distributed broadly throughout the community.

• The process will include an application form, signed agreement to the Mandate, submission of resume, letter of interest and a letter from a community organization that the candidate will be accountable to.

• All final candidates for the Council will go through an interview process.


Police members:

• Council membership from the Ottawa Police Service is based on position as indicated below:

o Deputy Chief (Co-Chair)

o Supt. Criminal Investigations, or designate

o Supt. Community Safety Services, or designate

o Supt. Front Line Deployment, or designate

o Supt. Support Services, or designate

o Supt. Training & Development, or designate

o Director of Community Development

o Executive Officer to the Chief of Police

o Staff Sergeant, Diversity and Race Relations (Vice Chair)

o Executive Advisor on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (under development)

• The OPS Co-Chair of the Council will inform the OPS members of their selection.


Indigenous Elders:

• The Council will work with the Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition to select three Elders to represent the Indigenous (First Nation, Inuit and Métis) community in Ottawa. The Elders will rotate so that there is one Elder available for each Council meeting.

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