Board member Carl Nicholson, first appointed to the Police Services Board in September 2010, has been re-appointed for a further two year term by Order-in-Council of the Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario. His term now expires on 14 September 2018.

Mr. Nicholson has been Executive Director of the Catholic Centre for Immigrants (CCI) since 1994 as well as Executive Director of the Catholic Immigration Centre Foundation since 1996. Carl has extensive experience on boards and other governance organizations in the Not for Profit sector generally and the Immigrant Serving sector in particular.

Carl has been recognized several times for his contributions to the community.  In 2004 he was given the ‘Investing in People Award’ by the Community Foundation of Ottawa; in 2003 he was recognized by United Way Centraide Ottawa with a ‘Community Builder Award’ as part of the partnership Local Agencies Serving Immigrants (LASI).  In 2007 he was presented with the Lignum Vitae award by the National Institute of Jamaican Canadians.  In 2008 he was recognized by the Social Planning Council of Ottawa with the Marion Dewar Defender of the Public Good award and in January 2011, he was the recipient of the Ottawa Community Leadership Award bestowed by the ‘Dreamkeepers’ in honour of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was inducted into the Order of Ottawa in 2013.

Board Chair Eli El-Chantiry stated, “All of us on the Board are delighted that we will be able to continue working with Carl.  He brings invaluable insight and wisdom to our discussions, and is a strong and dedicated contributor to the Board and the community.”

Stated Nicholson,” I am very pleased to be given this additional chance to be of service.  Another two year term will give me the opportunity to further deliver on the investment that our community and the Board have made in me.”

The Ottawa Police Services Board is the civilian body responsible for governing the Ottawa Police Service.  It is responsible for ensuring the provision of adequate and effective police services to the City of Ottawa’s residents.

For additional information, contact Wendy Fedec, Executive Director, Ottawa Police Services Board, at 580-2424, ext. 21618.