For 25 years Chris was a member of the Executive Committee of Algonquin College where he was extensively involved in strategic and organizational planning. Prior to retiring in 2008, he was the Vice President, Student Life and Human Resources at the College. Before coming to Ottawa in 1983 he spent 17 years in Montreal, principally in human resources and labour relations. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa since 2001 and is currently the Past Chair. Since 2011 he has been the Chair of the Friends of Hospice Ottawa and is a past Chair of Hospice Care Ottawa. Chris is a graduate of Sir George Williams University (Concordia) and Syracuse University and is a Certified Human Resources Professional of the Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario.