Since its inception, the Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALACD) has chosen to operate with its governing body being a Coordinating Committee rather than a Board of Directors. The reason is we are an Alliance that makes and achieves its goals through consensus, collaboration and consultation with our partners and stakeholders. Our governance is in the true spirit of a national network.
Doug Nutting, Chair
Doug worked for Community Living Victoria for 7 years and moved on to the position of Coordinator of Integrated Recreation Services with the Municipalities of Greater Victoria. Utilizing the same vision and skills he had demonstrated earlier in his career, Doug has guided the development of Integrated Recreation Services into the partnership of services known as Recreation Integration Victoria (RIV). RIV is recognized across Canada as a premier inclusive service delivery and funding model.
Rick Turnbull, Treasurer
Rick was elected to the Coordinating Committee in the fall of 2016 and appointed as Treasurer.
Greg Cutler, Director Provincial/Territorial Development
Greg graduated from the University of New Brunswick in 2001 with a degree in Recreation. Since then he has held various positions within the Parks and Recreation Department, City of Saint John.
Jane Arkell, Executive Director
Jane Arkell is dedicated to the area of access and inclusion for individuals with a disability. Her work is primarily in the field of health promotion.
Jane has been Executive Director of the Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability since its inception in 1989. In addition to her dedication to the Active Living Alliance, she also works with Spinal Cord Injury Canada on the Canadian Access and Inclusion Project.