Mr. Talal Dakalbab

Assistant Deputy Minister, Crime Prevention Branch

Mr. Talal Dakalbab was appointed as the Assistant Deputy Minister for the Crime Prevention Branch in November 2020. He also serves as Public Safety’s Departmental Champion of Diversity and Inclusion, overseeing efforts to enhance diversity and inclusion at Public Safety, as well as address harassment and discrimination, and promote Employment Equity and Official languages. Prior to this appointment, he was the Director General, International Policy and Partnerships Directorate at the Canada Border Services Agency, which he held since January 2018, and played an integral role in the Agency’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, Mr. Dakalbab was the Executive Director General and Chief Operating Officer of the Parole Board of Canada (PBC). He began his career with the PBC in April 2011, as the Director of the Board Member Secretariat, where he led the development of approaches and methods for the selection and evaluation of Board members. More recently, he held the positions of Director, Communications and Access to Information and Privacy, as well as Regional Director General in the PBC’s Prairie Region. Prior to joining the Board in 2011, Mr. Dakalbab held various positions within the Correctional Services of Canada, including various managerial positions within the Institutional and Community Correctional System.