Mr. Alain Tousignant was appointed as Regional Deputy Commissioner for the Quebec Region on December 2, 2014. Prior to his appointment, he was the Director General, Labour Relations, Compensation and Wellness at the National Headquarters of Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) since February 2011.
Prior to joining CSC, Mr. Tousignant was Director General for Workplace Development and Wellness at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) since 2010. In addition to extensive human resources experience, he has a wide range of operational policing experience within the criminal justice system at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels, including Aboriginal communities. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Police Knowledge Network and is a member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.
Mr. Tousignant began his career with the RCMP in 1980. During his career, in addition to general policing duties, he held various positions in three provinces and the Yukon Territory, either in general investigations, diplomat protective services, drug investigations, and applied police sciences. He has vast training and facilitating experience, working nationally at the RCMP Training Academy and internationally, most notably in dealing with police reform in Eastern Europe. He has gained expertise in restorative justice and has appeared as a keynote speaker at an international symposium on alternative justice. In February 2011, Mr. Tousignant retired from the RCMP at the rank of Assistant Commissioner in Human Resources.
He also comes from a strong community background. He has led the development of community justice forums in a variety of communities and co-developed a university-recognized problem-solving course for community leaders. He also served on the Governor General's Canadian Decorations Advisory Committee. His commitment to the communities he serves has been recognized several times through various awards.
Mr. Tousignant has certificates in Adult Learning (St. Francis Xavier University), Facilitation for Community Justice Forums, Human Resources for Executives (Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto), and furthermore has a designation as a Certified Human Resources Professional.
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