eCrime Cyber Council

Sue O'Sullivan, BA, OOM

Throughout her career, Sue O'Sullivan has been an advocate for safe and healthy communities and for increased services to victims.

Ms. O'Sullivan began her distinguished career in policing in 1981, holding numerous leadership positions throughout her 30 years of service until retiring as Deputy Chief of Police (Ottawa). Continuing forward with her work, and drawing on her background and interest in assisting those affected by crime, Ms. O'Sullivan began an appointed term as Canada's Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime on August 16, 2010 and completed her term on November 15th,2017.

During her time as Ombudsman, Ms. O'Sullivan continually placed a strong emphasis on ensuring that victims' voices were heard at the federal level and pushed for positive change for victims of crime in Canada, including making recommendations to the Government of Canada on legislative and policy amendments.

She is currently the Chair of the International Network Supporting Victims of Terrorism and Mass Violence (INVICTM), a member of the Victims Focus Group for Operation Kenova and Chair of the

Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) National Working Group on responding to Victims of Terrorism and Mass Violence. Sue is also a past president of the Leadership in Counter Terrorism Alumni Association and a currently a member of the Executive Advisory Board. In 2018 she was appointed to the National DNA Data Bank Advisory Committee.

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