Bear Clan Appoints Kevin Walker as Interim Executive Director
Winnipeg — July 31, 2020 The Bear Clan Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Walker as Bear Clan Patrol Inc. interim executive director following the departure of executive director James Favel.
Walker started out as a volunteer and is currently employed as Bear Clan’s lead coordinator where he steers the organization’s community search efforts, coordinates special events, recruits volunteers, oversees community networking and the promotion of local chapters, and coordinates the organization’s North End chapter. His appointment is effective immediately.
“Bear Clan is proud to appoint Kevin Walker as interim executive director,” said board chairperson Shaneen Robinson-Desjarlais. “He walks several times a week with the patrols. He captures their activities on our Facebook page so our community learns about the important work our staff and volunteers do. He fundraises. Kevin is at the heart of our community — he lives and breathes our community-centric approach to crime prevention, relationship building, neighbourhood safety, solidarity and belonging. We are excited to see him bring these insights and experiences to our community of staff and volunteers.”
The board of directors thanks outgoing executive director James Favel for his six-year commitment to the organization, and for his role as one of three founding members in its second installation in August 2014. During his tenure, a number of initiatives have led to the successful expansion of Bear Clan Patrol Inc. into a respected and well-loved organization that has inspired like-minded groups across Canada.
Bear Clan is currently assessing its operational needs and will determine the best course of action moving forward with regard to senior staff leadership.
About Bear Clan
Bear Clan Patrol is a community-based solution to crime prevention, providing a sense of safety, solidarity and belonging to both our members and to the communities we serve. This is achieved by community people working with the community in a non-violent, non-threatening, non-judgmental and supportive manner primarily through relationship building and reconciliation. The Bear Clan draws its direction from traditional Indigenous philosophies and practices. The Patrol operates out of the Bear Clan Den, located at 584 Selkirk Ave in the city’s North End and is a registered charity. It was first formed in Winnipeg’s North End in 1992.
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