Here is an overview of the CICYC team.

Tullio Caputo, Co-Director

Tullio Caputo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University, and is co-director of CICYC. He specializes in criminology and criminal justice policy with a focus on community safety, especially as this pertains to young people. His work has focused on developing safe and healthy communities through community development and capacity building. For five years, Dr. Caputo participated in the Sustainable Communities Initiative in Northern Alberta that featured a youth leadership and engagement strategy as a core component of a multi-sector, multi-agency collaboration. This project involved two Aboriginal communities, working collaboratively with six corporations and various community partners including education, health and law enforcement. He has worked on other initiatives involving Aboriginal communities in Northern Canada including a project in Nunavut and another in Northern Ontario. The latter provided training and support to young people on the use of the Values – Structures – Processes (VSP) Tool.  He is currently part of a team working on a Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada funded project examining the sustainability of policing as part of the community safety complex. This involves a focus on how collaboration, innovation and the application of social value constructs can contribute to a more holistic, ‘networked approach’ to community safety, health and wellbeing.

Katharine Kelly, Co-Director

Katharine Kelly is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s Studies, and is co-director of CICYC. She specializes in the area of youth violence, restorative justice and community-based responses to marginalized youth. Her recent research focuses have focused on community-based crime prevention programs, sustainable crime prevention, youth homicide, youth gangs, auto theft, and substance use treatment services. She has been involved as an advisor to programs on Peacemaking for YOUCAN, a not-for-profit group training youth for youth-led initiatives in non-violent conflict resolution and violence prevention, both nationally and internationally and for the United Nations Association in Canada on a number of projects focused on youth and health.

Wanda Jamieson, Partner

Wanda Jamieson, President of JHG Consulting Network, Inc. is a leader in specialized management consulting services on social, cultural, health and justice issues. She is a long-term partner of CICYC, working on youth and community engagement, capacity development and social sustainability initiatives. She has worked with CICYC and partners in the research and development of new tools to help groups and organizations collaboratively plan and evaluate their results. This includes the research, design and development of the CICYC VSP tool as well as custom-tailored tools and strategies to support people and organizations with planning, facilitation, mentorship and evaluation.  Through CICYC, she has been a senior consultant and collaborator in the Sustainable Communities Initiative in Northern Alberta, working with industries, Aboriginal communities and their partners to advance the social dimension of sustainable development. In her private consulting practice, she offers facilitation and evaluation services to a range of government and non-governmental organizations working in fields such as public health, social development and justice.

Dianne Kinnon, Partner

Dianne Kinnon, principal at Kinnon Consulting, specializes in research and analysis, knowledge sharing, partnerships, strategic planning, and program development in a wide variety of social, health and justice issues. She has worked for and with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities and organizations since 1993. Dianne values respectful and effective working relationships based on shared values and common goals, and enjoys the creative process of solving problems and designing new initiatives that make a difference. She was involved in the Sustainable Communities Initiative in Northern Alberta as a researcher and writer on topics such as social innovation, intensive cross-sector collaboration, and business–Aboriginal partnerships. Dianne has a strong interest in facilitating community-based planning and action, and combining community, practitioner and Indigenous expertise into effective knowledge sharing products and processes.

Amy Knobelsdorf, Partner

Amy Knobelsdorf has a keen interest in collaborative mentorship, particularly with youth. She initially joined CICYC as a researcher in its collaboration with the Sustainable Communities Initiative, and grew into a key position as a Community/Industry Youth Team Liaison. She played an instrumental role in developing a collaborative mentorship strategy that included co-designing, developing and delivering innovative coaching and training strategies. This also included strategies to engage youth and adults in supporting each other in skills and other capacity development. She led the development of a Mentorship Toolkit that highlights innovative ways that youth and adults can work together in a mutually beneficial manner. Amy has extensive experience in research, data analysis, project evaluation, report writing and knowledge dissemination as well as creating and delivering innovative, multimedia presentations.