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CAPP Canada Leadership



Dr. Cecil Chabot

Dr. Cecil Chabot is a Catholic scholar whose work explores the interconnections between Indigenous, Catholic, Western, and other histories and cultures and seeks to bring them into deep dialogue on fundamental questions: what does it mean to be human and to live well in relation to a human and other- than-human world? Grounded in the primary discipline of history, this focus is informed and enriched by interdisciplinary work in cultural anthropology, literature, and philosophy as well as diverse professional, non-profit, community development, leadership development, public history and public policy experience. 


Emeritus Chair

Peter O'Brien

Peter O'Brien was the founding Chair of the CAPP-Canada group. He holds an LLL from Université Laval and runs his own legal practice in corporate, commercial and real estate law in Montreal. He has also served as a director and board member of several companies and foundations. 

Our Ecclesiastical Councillor and other Board members will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Dr. Danielle Morin

Danielle Morin is a Full Professor of Business Statistics in the department of Supply Chain and Business Technology Management at the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University. She received her Ph.D. in Mathematical Statistics from McGill University. Danielle is passionate about the teaching of Managerial  Analytics and her current research interests are focused on the impact of technology integration and social media on student's learning. Results have been presented at international conferences and published in refereed journals. Danielle has also many years of experience as a senior university administrator in the positions of Associate Dean and Vice-Provost (Associate Vice-President) at Concordia University.  She was awarded the YWCA Women of Excellence Award in Education, The Dean’s Award, the President’s Award and the Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence, as well as the first Concordia University Academic Leadership Award.  Danielle is a devout Catholic, active in her community and has led several humanitarian projects. 


Board Member

Daniel Bezalel Richardsen

Daniel Bezalel Richardsen is a public servant at the Department of Finance Canada and a reservist with the Royal Canadian Navy at HMCS Carleton. Daniel is the founder and former editor of Foment, the literary journal of the Ottawa International Writers Festival as well as the festival's Reviews blog. Daniel is an alumnus of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers and a past Prize Advisor to The Ross and Mitchell Prize for Faith and Writing. His work has appeared in the Literary Review of Canada, ARC Poetry, Tablet, and National Post, among others. Daniel was received into the Catholic Church in 2015 through the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, and worships at the Ordinariate parish in Ottawa, Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and also at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine with his wife Ivanka. Daniel belongs to the lay Catholic movement, the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation.

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