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What’s happening in Rainbow Schools?

Alex McCauley appointed Rainbow District School Board Trustee

Former Police Chief Alex McCauley has been selected to fill the trustee vacancy on Rainbow District School Board. Trustees approved the appointment at the regular Board meeting held on Tuesday, October 24, 2023.

In announcing the successful applicant, Trustees thanked individuals who responded to the call to serve. “There was a tremendous level of interest from public school supporters who have significant experience to share,” said Board Chair Bob Clement. “We appreciated the applications that we received.”

He added: “We look forward to welcoming Alex McCauley to the board table. He has worked in many positions of progressive responsibility, ending his career with the Greater Sudbury Police Service in an executive leadership role. He has also made an immense contribution to the community.”

“As a lifelong learner, I have a strong connection to the Board’s vision, misson, values and priorities,” said Alex McCauley. “They align with my personal and professional beliefs.” He added: “I welcome the opportunity to contribute to the education and well-being of young people. I look forward to working with trustees, staff and partners on behalf of the students and families served by Rainbow District School Board.”

After obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Justice from Laurentian University, Alex McCauley earned diplomas from the Canadian Police College in Executive Development and the Ontario Police College in Police Management. He retired from the Greater Sudbury Police Service in 2002, after serving a decade as Chief. During his tenure, he appointed the first Aboriginal Liaison Officer and initiated the Aboriginal Community Police Advisory Committee. As a police officer, he actively participated in programs that engaged children and youth.

A community-minded individual, Alex McCauley is Past Chair of the YMCA of Northeastern Ontario and a member of the Board of Directors of Our Children, Our Future. He has also served on the Board of Governors at Cambrian College, the Northern Cancer Research Foundation and the Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers. He is a Past Chair of the School Council at R.H. Murray Public School. He has contributed extensively to policing on provincial and national levels, including the implementation of crime prevention strategies across Canada.

Alex McCauley is a life member of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police. He is a Paul Harris Fellow and the recipient of a Helen Keller Achievement Award.

Alex McCauley will be sworn in as a Trustee prior to the next Board meeting on November 21, 2023. He will serve as a Trustee for the term ending November 2026 in Area 4.

Area 4 encompasses Wards 7 and 8 of the City of Greater Sudbury as well as the municipalities of Killarney, French River, Markstay-Warren, St. Charles, and the Unorganized Townships of Burwash, Cox, Davis, Eden, Hawley, Hendrie, Henry, Janes, Laura, Loughrin, Secord, Servos, Street and Tilton.


Media Contact:

Nicole Charette, Senior Advisor,
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning,
Rainbow District School Board, 705-674-3171, ext. 7217.