Director, Community Initiatives and Strategic Development
780-498-1231, Ext. 309
Lindsay Daniller has been involved in a variety of community building work in her original home of South Africa and adopted home of Edmonton. In addition to being a seasoned consultant and facilitator with public, private and community organizations, she has been in a variety of leadership positions in organizations in both countries.
This includes a position of senior manager of the Tourism Enterprise Partnership in South Africa, where she played a central role, whose mandate is to create business, development and transformational opportunities for international tourism, the legacy project for 2010 World CupTM and opportunities for those who were previously marginalized under apartheid. In Canada, she was vice president (communication), Economic Development Edmonton, where working with the business community she helped develop stronger networks and opportunities for Edmonton both nationally and internationally.
Over the past five years and as a member of the REACH Edmonton Leadership team, Lindsay is the Director of Community Initiatives and Strategic Development. REACH Edmonton Council for Safe Communities aims to catalyze and support community action to make Edmonton a safer city. REACH brings together diverse people and organizations to create the conditions for communication and successful collaboration.
In 2014, Lindsay became a thought leader with the Tamarack Institute and feels privileged to have been invited to share her insights on community engagement and development at Tamarack and FSG conferences and workshops. In addition, she was recently invited to join the Alberta Community Crime Prevention Association Board of Directors.
Working with community, partners and police on new approaches to the complex challenges of prevention and community safety is key to the success of initiatives such as 24/7, REACH Immigrant and Refugee Initiative, REACH Aboriginal Leadership initiative, WrapED (empowering youth to say no to gangs) and out-of-school-time partnerships. Collective impact and community development are passions for Lindsay, as collectively they tackle complex social issues and she knows that you need true resilience to be that backbone in the community.