Vice - Chair
Amrik Singh Ahluwalia - Chair
Mr. Amrik Singh Ahluwalia was first appointed by the Provincial Government to the Regional Municipality of Peel Police Services Board on February 09, 2011 and re-appointed for a second term on April 16, 2014. In January 2016, the Board unanimously elected him Chair.
Amrik is a business leader with an extensive background in manufacturing and petro-chemicals. He retired from Shell Canada as General Manager after 29 years in various capacities in Projects, Strategy and creating new opportunities. He is interested in results through motivating teams and developing effective relationships and partnerships.
Amrik has organised several youth camps. He has served as President of Sikh Society Calgary and was a founding Director of Khalsa Credit Union, Calgary. He volunteers with Seva Food Bank Mississauga.
Amrik has a Masters in Engineering from Carleton University and an MBA (Dean’s List) from McMaster University.
Amrik is a keen golfer and likes to travel. He lives in Brampton with Inderbir, his wife of over 40 years.
Ms. Norma Nicholson was appointed to the Regional Municipality of Peel Police Services Board by the Regional Council of Peel on February 12, 2015. She is the citizen appointee for the Region of Peel.
A published author, speaker, educator and youth expert, Ms. Nicholson is a Registered Nurse, with a BA in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Toronto, and an MA in Adult Education from Central Michigan University, USA.
Her book “Young Lives on the Line: You can make a difference”, was borne out of her practice as a healthcare manager in the largest secure youth custody facility in Ontario and her community engagement with youth and families. Being an outstanding professional and ardent volunteer, Ms. Nicholson advances powerful community connections into opportunities to engage individuals. She is an active and transformational contributor to the growth and success of at risk youth and their families in the Region of Peel.
Ms. Nicholson’s leadership and advocacy takes her into the community, where she is a public speaker at professional forums, facilitates outreach programs and workshops for youth and families, lectures in the schools, delivers seminars and lunch and learn sessions for employees in a variety of work environments. She helps others to understand the root causes of challenging behaviours in children and youth and provides the tools to make a difference.
Overcoming adversaries through continuous development, she has a passion to touch and improve lives. She is a role model and champion by supporting those who society views as not able to reach their potential. She demonstrates that there are no barriers in life that one is unable to overcome given mentorship and guidance to reach their goals.
Ms. Nicholson has served as President of the Alzheimer Society of Peel, President of the Registered Nurses Association of Peel and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario and Board Member of Malton Neighbourhood Services.A vibrant voice and catalyst for growth in her community, Ms. Nicholson has been recognized on a number of occasions. Most recently, the Ontario Black History Society recognized her with the Rose Fortune Award and the Canadian Nurses Association recognized her as a “Force for Change”. She has been a trailblazer with a purpose; always working to impact the lives of underserved children, youth and family to unlock their potential.
Frank Dale, Regional Chair
Regional Chair Frank Dale was appointed to serve as a Regional representative on the Regional Municipality of Peel Police Services Board on December 18, 2006.
Regional Chair Dale is a lifelong resident of Mississauga. He was first elected to Mississauga City Council in 1988.He became involved in municipal politics because of his long-time commitment to the community and desire to represent his ward at the municipal level. He has had many achievements as the Councillor for Ward 4, including the City Centre Plan which outlines development that will ensure a well planned city core and creates a more vibrant, exciting place for residents. Regional Chair Dale was instrumental in the implementation of two police sub-stations, a new transit terminal located at Square One, the establishment of an Older Adult Centre and the Square One Youth Centre, as well as being a founding member of the Mississauga Youth Theatre (MYT).
Regional Chair Dale serves as the Chair of the Region of Peel Planning Committee and is proud of the approval and implementation of the Region of Peel's Official Plan. He sits on the Toronto Regional Conservation Authority board, acts as Vice Chair of the City's Traffic Safety Council, and is also on the Board of Directors for the Living Arts Centre. In addition, he is also a member of several Region of Peel committees including the Court of Revision Committee and serves on the Board of Directors for Peel Living.
Mayor Bonnie Crombie
Mayor Bonnie Crombie was appointed to serve as a Regional Council representative on the Regional Municipality of Peel Police Services Board on December 11, 2014.
On October 27, 2014, Bonnie Crombie was elected as the Mayor of Mississauga. Prior to her election as Mayor, she served as the Ward 5 City Councillor and previous to that, as the Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Streetsville. Prior to seeking elected office, Mayor Crombie worked for two Fortune 500 companies including the Walt Disney Corporation, and McDonald’s Corporation. She has also successfully practiced public affairs and launched two successful small businesses, including Cargo Cosmetics, whose products are now sold around the world.
Outside of her work in the public and private sector, Bonnie has a lengthy history of community leadership and volunteer service having been asked by Mayor McCallion to serve on the Mississauga Mayor’s Taskforce on the Arts, where she was subsequently elected as Vice Chair of this task force. Bonnie has also dedicated her time to various charitable and not-for-profit boards, including the Credit Valley Hospital Foundation, Peel Region 11th Division Police Community Liaison Committee, the Canadian and Ontario Brain Injury Association, and Arts Umbrella.
Bonnie has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and a Corporate Director’s Certificate from the International Institute of Corporate Directors at the Rotman School of Management. In January 2012 she was honoured to be awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work in the community. Bonnie speaks French and Polish and with her husband Brian, she has raised three children, Alex, Jonathan and Natasha, right here in Mississauga.
Mayor Linda Jeffrey
Mayor Linda Jeffrey was appointed to serve as a Regional Council representative on the Regional Municipality of Peel Police Services Board on December 11, 2014.
Mayor Jeffrey has an established track record in public service both at the municipal and provincial levels. During her 20-year tenure in the political field, she served as a Brampton City Councillor for four consecutive terms from 1991- 2003.
Subsequently, she was elected to the Ontario Legislative Assembly for three consecutive terms representing the people of Brampton Centre and Brampton-Springdale.
Her Ministerial appointments from 2010 to 2014 honed her leadership skills and experience across important sectors of the economy. She served as Minister of Natural Resources (2010-2011); Minister of Labour and Minister Responsible for Seniors (2011-2013); and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Chair of Cabinet (2013-2014).
A resident of Brampton since 1983, Mayor Jeffrey is strongly rooted in Brampton and is passionate about the city’s development. She is a mother of three sons, all born at Peel Memorial Hospital.
She became the Mayor of Brampton on December 1, 2014.
Jack Prazeres, a long-time resident of Mississauga, was appointed by the Provincial Government to the Regional Municipality of Peel Police Services Board on June 22, 2016.
Mr. Prazeres is President of Senso Group Building Supplies and has been in the masonry and construction business for over 30 years, beginning as co-owner of Trican Masonry, and then founding Presidents General Contractors. He was also the Publisher of the Portuguese Post Newspaper and is currently Editor-in- Chief of Senso Magazine.
Since 2002, he has amassed a lengthy history of community leadership and volunteer service. Current President of Luso Canadian Charitable Society, he has also served as past president of the Portuguese Cultural Centre, Director of Carrassauga and Local Health Integration Network, Chair of Community Living Tribute Dinner.
As recognition of his involvement with various charitable organizations and tireless volunteer efforts, Mr. Prazeres has been the recipient of the 2002 Queen's Golden Jubilee Award, Mississauga Volunteer Award, Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship, the 2014 Queen's Diamond Jubilee Award and the Portuguese Cultural Centre Community Spirit Award.
Despite his busy schedule, he has devoted himself to his two children, Cynthia and Jason and his wife Otilia.