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: Financial Literacy for Police Boards & Commissions: Understanding Police Budgets – June 10, 12 PM EST with Andrew Graham

Canadian cities are losing money on all fronts. This is going to have a major impact on police services, an impact that is already in full swing. The looming financial crisis will pose tremendous challenges to Boards and Commissions across the country. Short of magical thinking, the solutions are going to be tough for policing. Is your Board up on its financial literacy? Has it started to look at its budgets, the pressures and all the solutions to maintain credible police services? This Webinar will review the budgeting and financial management fundamentals to get a Board ready. What are the options? Control costs? Delay hiring? Defer major capital? It’s all on the table.

Andrew Graham is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University. He has worked on police governance in Canada for twenty years.


 *NEW* LIVE WEBINAR: Legal Provisions for Conducting Virtual Meetings – June 24, 12 PM EST with Kimberley Cunnington-Taylor


(non-member registration)

We recognize that in these challenging times holding meetings face-to-face is impossible and police boards and commissions across Canada have moved to a new platform. There are still many issues to deal with in respect of virtual meetings and the situation evolving now that ‘everyone’ is doing virtual meetings.

CAPG  is hosting a webinar that covers the legal provisions of conducting virtual meetings generally, based on the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (CNCA) provisions.  The key elements are being able to (i) register members, (ii) count votes, (iii) provide anonymity and being able to go in camera. Kim will have a decent idea of what some of the pros and some of the cons are, including the continuing security issues of Zoom.


11th Annual Law of Policing Conference

Law of Policing Conference

June 9 – 10, 2020

CAPG Members receive 10% off their registration! Mention code D10-363-363JX02.

To register visit: http://bit.ly/31bU780

or https://www.canadianinstitute.com/law-of-policing-east/?utm_source=CAPG%20Website&utm_medium=Events%20Listing&utm_campaign=363L20-TOR

or call 1-877-927-7936! 


Meet the 2019-2020 CAPG Executive


Mary Ann Silverthorn

Mary Anne Silverthorn, President

Woodstock Police Services Board, ON


Sandy Smallwood, Vice President

Ottawa Police Services Board, ON

Bob Hall, Treasurer

Peterborough Police Services Board, ON

Wayne Talbot, Secretary

Truro Board of Police Commissioners, NS

Jennifer Malloy

CAPG Executive Director


CAPG Conference 2020

2020 CAPG Conference