Welcome to the CAPG
The Canadian Association of Police Governance (CAPG) is the only national organization dedicated to excellence in police governance in Canada. Since 1989, the CAPG has worked diligently to achieve the highest standards as the national voice of civilian oversight of municipal police. We have grown to represent 75% of municipal police services throughout Canada.
The CAPG exists to serve its members and collaborate with other police services sector stakeholders across the nation, including police leaders, police sector associations, provincial, federal and municipal governments and their departments, police learning organizations, and business partners.
January 23, 2020 | 12:00pm EST
with Chris Gray, Senior Consultant, Grassroots Public Affairs
See our just-announced speakers and topics!
Monday, February 3, 2020
Join your peers from across the country for a day of informed presentations and discussion on legal issues impacting police and police governance authorities. Do not miss this innovative opportunity to ensure your board policies, procedures and practices for the effective governance of your police service stand up to the laws governing your authority.
Meet the 2019-2020 CAPG Executive
Mary Anne Silverthorn, President
Woodstock Police Services Board, ON
Following her retirement in 1998 from a 33 year career as an elementary educator, Mary Anne Silverthorn joined her husband (John Finlay) in Ottawa where he was serving as the Member of Parliament-MP for Oxford County (Southwestern Ontario). While in Ottawa, Mary Anne served as chair of the Spouses Association, a role that involved working with spouses of MP’s, spouses of the Diplomatic Corps and lobbying MP’s. With John’s retirement from politics in 2004, Mary Anne and John were able to purse their goal of travelling the world. From safaris in Africa, exploring Antarctica by cruise ship, and viewing the Arctic, they toured new lands and enjoyed cruising in a wide variety of different sized vessels. John passed away in 2010, after living with Parkinson’s for many years.
Mary Anne has continued her commitment to her community and has served and continues to serve Woodstock and Oxford County on many Boards and Committees. Having served as a provincial appointee to the Oxford Community Police Services Board for the maximum of 6 years and with the reorganization of the Police Service within Oxford County, Mary Anne was appointed by the province to the newly formed Woodstock Police Services Board (WPSB) in 2010. Having completed 5 of the now maximum 8 years, Mary Anne was re-appointed in May 2017 to the WPSB for an additional 3 years. She has served as Chair of her board several times. Elected to the CAPG Board of Directors in 2014, Mary Anne was honoured to be elected President of the CAPG in July 2017.
Having previously served on the board of the Ontario Association of Police Service Boards (OAPSB), Mary Anne continues to be the Zone 4 (of OAPSB) chairperson. In addition to serving the police service at many levels, Mary Anne is very active in the United Church of Canada at the local level, regionally and nationally. An active member of the Retired Teachers’ of Ontario and the executive of the local District 37, previously Mary Anne served on the board of the local women’s crisis centre, the United Way of Oxford, and a Community Foundation. Mary Anne is a strong advocate for her community and believes in giving back by giving of her time to serve on Boards and Committees as well as giving her support to many local charities.
Recognized by her peers and the community, Mary Anne was awarded as an Honorary Life Member of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, a Recognized Distinguished Member of the Retired Teachers’ of Ontario –District 37 and a recipient of the Wes Magill award. The Wes McGill award is granted to “an outstanding individual whose exceptional leadership, support and volunteerism have been recognized by the United Way as a well as the entire Oxford County Community”. In 2014, nominated by Domestic Abuse Services Oxford (DASO) – a shelter for abused women and children who are victims of violence – and awarded by the International Women’s Day selection committee, Mary Anne was the recipient of the AppreSHEation Award granted for significant contributions to improving the lives of Sisters in Oxford County and beyond.
Mary Anne has 2 stepchildren living in Ontario and 1 in British Columbia and 4 adult step- grandchildren – 2 in BC and 2 in Ontario and 1 step great grandchild in BC.
Mary Anne feels strongly that it is far better to wear out than rust out and enjoys being very busy volunteering and continuing to travel (a little). Mary Anne continues to return to Australia frequently to visit with some very special friends “living down under”.
Sandy Smallwood, Vice President
Ottawa Police Services Board, ON
L.A. (Sandy) Smallwood is best known for his work in heritage preservation. He is the founder (1973), and president of Andrex Holdings Limited, a recognized leader in the redevelopment of landmark buildings. Recipient of 6 municipal heritage restoration awards, Sandy also received the Ontario Heritage Foundation Award for Achievement in 1996, and the Heritage Canada Foundation Corporate Prize for ‘Exemplary Stewardship of Heritage Architecture’ in 2007. In 2012, he was presented The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award.
Sandy has been a member of the Board of Directors of The Ontario Heritage Trust since 2004, and is currently president of H.O.D.I (Historic Ottawa Developments Inc.). Sandy’s community involvement includes: former Councillor Rockcliffe Park, former board member of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, former director Ottawa Arts Centre Foundation, former member of Ottawa and Rockcliffe Local Architectural
Conservation Advisory Committees, and currently a member of the Rockcliffe Park Site Plan and Development Advisory Committee,The Ottawa Police Services Board and the City of Ottawa Built Heritage advisory Committee. He is also a lifetime patron of Dhadkan Heartbeat, an organization which provides funding to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.
A lifelong Ottawa resident, educated at Ashbury Collage, Sandy is married, with three children. His recreational pursuits include: travel, alpine skiing, skating, camping, kayaking, hiking, and biking.
Bob Hall, Treasurer
Peterborough Police Services Board, ON
Bob Hall was appointed to the Peterborough Police Services Board in the spring of 2015. He has been a teacher for 15 years and served as a City Councillor for 17 years before deciding not to seek re-election in 2014. During his time on City Council, Bob served as Chairman of Council’s Committee of the Whole and as Chairman of Council’s Planning Committee. He was engaged in issues such as economic development, infrastructure, social services, affordable housing, parks, arenas and partnerships with Peterborough County.
Bob’s experience in the community includes:
• Teacher for 15 years – currently teaches at Kenner Collegiate and Intermediate School • City Councillor 1997-2014 • Chairman of City Council’s Committee of the Whole and Planning Committee • Canadian Canoe Museum Board Member • Otonabee Region Conservation Authority Board Member • Peterborough Public Library Board Chairman • Fairhaven Long-Term Care Facility Board Member • Council for Persons with Disabilities Member • Kawartha Haliburton Children’s Aid Society Board Member • Parks and Recreation Committee Member • Arenas Advisory Committee Member • Art Gallery of Peterborough Board Member • Healthy Babies – Healthy Children Committee Chairman • United Way volunteer • Big Brothers volunteer • Canadian Mental Health Association Development Coordinator • Outreach worker • Youth worker
Bob currently teaches at Kenner Collegiate and Intermediate School in Peterborough. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and history from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Business Management certificate from Queen’s University. He studied French at the University of Quebec. Bob and his wife, Trudie, have two daughters and a son in university.
Wayne Talbot, Secretary
Truro Board of Police Commissioners, NS
• Retired in 2004 as a Power Engineer in the Pulp and Paper Industry
• 2006- 2014 Training Resource Coordinator for the Saint John Volunteer Centre (Providing effective Needs Assessment, Educational opportunities ,Consultation &Resources primarily for Board Members, Staff & Volunteers of Non Profits.
• 2005 – 2011 –ABC’s of Fraud Presenter (Speaking to Seniors groups about the current scams going on)
• 2007 – 2014 – Past President of the River Road Co-op Food Market
• 2912 – 2016 – Past Board member of Co-op Enterprise Council ( Helping small business start-up)
• 2013 to present -Senior Goodwill Ambassador for Southern New Brunswick (Meeting with seniors and other groups to show them what is available for healthy living.
• 2006 to present -Volunteer with the Saint John Christmas Exchange Program. (We provide low income families with a Christmas Diner by linking them to people who would like to sponsor a family)
• 2006 to present- Team Leader with the Community Volunteer Income Tax program. ( Preparing Tax for Low income families and seniors
• 2013 to present -Board of Directors of the Saint John Volunteer Centre
• 2014 to present Board of Police Commissioners for the City of Saint John.
• 2010 to present -Certified Trainer for Volunteer Experience Recognition Program ( I am the only one certified in the Maritimes,
• Past fund raiser for New Brunswick Alzheimer’s Society
Problem Solving and Decision making
And too many more to mention.
CAPG Executive Director
Jennifer Malloy has been Executive Director of CAPG since 2006. Working closely with the board, she focuses her energies on building the governance, organizational and financial capacity of the association. Jennifer is also the registered in-house lobbyist for CAPG. Jennifer works collaboratively, on behalf of the board and membership, with police services sector stakeholders across the country including police associations, governments and other national organizations working in areas such as governance training, mental health, poverty reduction, social housing and community safety. With 30 years in association management, her expertise combines fund development with governance and strategic leadership of national associations.
Jennifer has worn the hat of executive director, director, volunteer, board member and consultant with organizations and charities that cross the spectrum of the non-profit universe. Her previous positions include Executive Director of the Law Society of the Northwest Territories, Consumers Association of Canada NWT and the Multicultural Association of the NWT; Fundraising Coordinator for the Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa and Development Director for WaterCan. These positions afforded her an excellent opportunity to develop strong skills in board governance, fund development and communications while working closely with aboriginal and diverse communities. After a decade of hobby farming, volunteering and raising her family, Ms. Malloy returned to the not-for-profit sector as an annual fund development consultant for a number of charitable organizations and hospital foundations, including the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, the Ottawa Hospital Foundation, Perley Rideau Veterans Hospital Foundation, ORBIS, the Canadian Paraplegic Association, Bruyere Continuing Care Foundation and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS).
Ms. Malloy is a member of the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research & Treatment (CIPSRT) Public Safety Steering Committee, (PSSC). Board experience includes:
Director & Chair of the Fundraising Committee with the Yellowknife YWCA, Treasurer of the Western Quebec Literacy Council, Director Canadian Association of Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (CACOLE), member of Carleton University Police Research Advisory Board (RAB), President of the Yellowknife Liberal Association. Volunteer experiences also includes annual canvasser with Canadian Cancer Campaign, volunteer with the Canadian Home & School Federation and TrOtt, therapeutic riding academy. Professionally Ms. Malloy has served on the board of the Ottawa Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). She is currently a member of the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE). Jennifer is a mother of four adults who will always be her proudest achievement. She spends her free time paddling Meech Lake, cross-country skiing, hiking with her dogs in the Gatineau Hills, practicing yoga, cooking, traveling, reading, and family time at the cottage.