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.


LIVE WEBINAR: Media Training for Board Members – Managing the next Crisis

August 29, 2019 | 12:00pm EST

Before you speak to the media, you need a plan, a set of compelling messages and a strategy for avoiding mistakes. You need to understand what to expect at every point in the process. How to navigate the interview with confidence to ensure your organization’s (and the public’s) best interests are served. In this session, Canada’s busiest media training coach will provide you with a roadmap to better media relations outcomes, whether you’re trying to get positive media coverage or dealing with a contentious issue.

30th Annual CAPG Conference

August 9-11, Calgary

The CAPG Conference is a leading event in the police governance sector. Now entering its 30th year, the Annual CAPG Conference is held over a three day period during which delegates are encouraged to network, discuss, engage, and discover the rich community we continue to foster. Don’t miss out on the 2019 CAPG Conference, taking place August 8 – 11 at the Westin Hotel in Calgary, Alberta.

First Nations Police Governance Council 2019 Conference

August 8, Calgary

The CAPG formed the First Nations Police Governance Council (FNPGC) when the association evolved to represent more than a third of the First Nations police governance authorities in Canada. The FNPGC provides a forum for all First Nations Governance Boards/Commissions to provide input and access resource information on First Nations Police Governance models and practices. We also act as an advocate in areas on First Nations requirements for the improvement of indigenous policing in Canada. CAPG and the FNPGC have supported resolutions to draft legislation to recognize and fund First Nations policing as an essential service, as well as advocated that wage, pension and benefits parity comparable to all police services/agencies across Canada be developed for First Nations policing services.

10th Annual Law of Policing Conference

November 20 – 21, 2019

Vancouver, BC


The 2019 Webinar Education Series is now available! Check out our exciting new topics and speakers.

Meet the 2018-2019 CAPG Executive


Mary Ann Silverthorn

Mary Anne Silverthorn, President

Woodstock Police Services Board


Sandy Smallwood, Vice President

Ottawa Police Services Board ON


Micki Ruth, Treasurer

Edmonton Police Commission

Brian Boudreau

Brian Boudreau, Secretary

Saint John Board of Police Commissioners

Jennifer Malloy

CAPG Executive Director


CAPG Conference 2019

2019 CAPG Conference