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Scott & Associates Inc.
Human Resources Consulting Firm

Gary Commeford
B.A.; M.A Criminology;

Gary Commeford is the National Director for Scott & Associates Inc, a Human Resources Consulting firm which provides solutions to Canadian based companies with a concentration in Labour Management Relations, Absence & Attendance Management, Business Continuity Planning and Conflict Management.

Gary has an extensive history with both the public and private sectors, primarily in correctional services and policing environments. His leadership positions include being the Assistant Deputy Minister, Adult Institutions for the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, in addition to being the Assistant Deputy Minister, Tourism Operations for the Ministry of Tourism and Recreation and acted as the General Manager for the Ontario Place Corporation. Gary has also held other progressive leadership positions as Provincial Director, Regional Director, District Administrator, and Superintendent of Provincial Correctional Facilities. Gary started his career as a Social Worker in a Correctional Facility.

Gary has developed strong working relationships with various governmental jurisdictions, was successful in leading public/private project initiatives and was instrumental in introducing interest based problem solving initiatives to a militant unionized environment. In his well over 30 year career in the Correctional and Policing Sector, Gary was responsible for overseeing the largest and only privately operated prison in Canada,  was responsible for leading and directing the largest Correctional Facility Jurisdiction in Canada, led the development and establishment of the Correctional Investigation and Security Unit and by using a collaborative approach led various Labour Management initiatives for managing issues such as SARS, Occupational Health and Safety, Smoke Free Correctional Facility Environments etc.

Gary’s ability to work effectively in complex and demanding environments, having excellent negotiation and mediation skills and the ability to develop sound strategic solutions to workplace problems are major assets to both the Labour Relations Practice and the Workplace Investigations and Conflict Resolution Unit for Scott & Associates Inc.

Gary has a Masters Degree in Criminology and a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He also is a graduate from the Ivy Executive Program, University of Western Ontario and the Leadership Development Program from the Niagara Institute, in addition to other various leadership and professional development programs.

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