Speaker Date Topic
EPS Chief Dale McFee Aug 22, 2022
Policing in Edmonton
Policing in Edmonton

Chief Dale McFee will join our August 22 luncheon meeting via Zoom from his appearance at the Rotary Club of Edmonton (Downtown) meeting.


Chief McFee was sworn in as Edmonton’s 23rd Chief of Police for the Edmonton Police Service on February 1, 2019..

Chief McFee has an extensive background in policing, including 26 years as a police officer in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan (nine years as Chief of Police) and six years as the Deputy Minister of Corrections and Policing in the Ministry of Justice for the Saskatchewan government.

From 2011 to 2014 he served as President and Past President of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police. He has previously held the positions of President of the Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police, President of the Saskatchewan Federation of Police Officers, and Director of the Canadian Police Association.

Chief McFee has received several commendations in his areas of expertise, including the appointment and subsequent promotion by the Governor General of Canada to the Officer of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces. He is a recognized Governor General Leadership alumnus, former citizen of the year within his home community, and the recipient of a provincial policing leadership award for “Leadership in Multi-Agency Community Mobilization”.

In addition to his extensive policing background, Dale has considerable experience managing small- to mid-size businesses, and has lectured nationally and internationally on the topics of leadership and change management in private and public sector organizations. Chief McFee speaks with first-hand knowledge and expertise about policing, community engagement, data and analytics, social finance and impact investing. He is a former member of Entrepreneurs International and served in the capacity of moderator for groups of business leaders within Saskatchewan.

Hon. A. Anne McLellan, Oct 24, 2022
The Coalition for a Better Future
The Coalition for a Better Future

The Rotary Clubs of Edmonton and Edmonton West are honoured to welcome Hon. Anne McLellan, PC, OC, AOE as a guest speaker for a joint meeting of the two Clubs on Monday October 24, 2022. 


Ms McLellan served four terms as the Liberal MP for Edmonton Centre, during which time she served as deputy prime minister of Canada, as well as holding various portfolios including public safety and emergency preparedness, health, justice and attorney general of Canada, and natural resources. She joined Bennett Jones LLP in its Edmonton office in July 2006. 

Ms. McLellan serves on the boards of Summit REIT and Invest Alberta Corporation.  Among her many community commitments, she is chair of the boards of Pearson College UWC and the Institute for Research on Public Policy, as well as of the TELUS Edmonton Community Board.  She also serves on the board of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and is a member of the TMX/ICD Committee on the Future of Canadian Corporate Governance.

In May 2015, Ms. McLellan became Dalhousie University’s seventh chancellor, a position she held until May 2020.

In July 2009, Ms. McLellan was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada and in October 2013, she received the Alberta Order of Excellence.

From 1980 to 1992, Ms. McLellan was a professor in the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law and served as both associate dean (1985 to 1987) and acting dean (1991 to 1992).  She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a law degree from Dalhousie University and a Master of Laws degree from King’s College, University of London.

Ms. McLellan serves as co-chair of the Coalition for a Better Future, a diverse group of over 130 organizations focusing on sustainable, inclusive economic growth. Her presentation to the Rotary Clubs will introduce the work of this important initiative. Read more about the Coalition here:

Coalition for a Better Future (canadacoalition.ca)

Details of the luncheon and the option to joint the meeting over Zoom will be posted later.