We are a small team of officers, front line workers, strategists, community helpers, organizers and knowledge keepers. Below you will find more info on our 2020 team and some information about our 2018 team.
Founder, Lead Westcoast Walker (2020), Lead Eastcoast Walker (2018)
Kevin will be leading the 2020 walk from Winnipeg to British Columbia. Kevin is an Anishinaabe police sergeant with a career in community policing for over 17 years. Kevin has worked with youth and missing persons cases and has personally been impacted by mental health. In 2018, Kevin began the walk in Cape Spear, St. John’s, NFLD and walked for 4 months to Winnipeg, MB.
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Manitoba Team (2020), MB Team (2018)
Clayton Tait is an officer with the Manitoba First Nations Police who grew up in the Nass Valley in the community of Gitlaxtamix, BC and Hobbema, AB. Clayton is Eagle Clan and hails from the House of Hxleek. Clayton has 3 children and has policed for 20 years in several areas throughout Canada. Clayton has
led and participated in youth programs, coaching basket ball and soccer. Clayton has worked with troubled and at risk youth and believes that shining a light on mental health issues for young people may start great discussions on how to solve local social issues plaguing communities.
Saskatchewan Team (2020), West Coast Team (2018)
Mitchell Boulette has been a police officer since 2004. With the Treaty #3 Police, Mitch is a youth mental health officer. Mitch led the Hope in the Darkness Walk through Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba in 2018.
2018 Hope in the darkness team
Advisor and Lead Westcoast Walker (BC 2018)
Robert Campbell is a 57 year old father of 3. He is an Algonquin from the Algonquin’s of Greater Golden Lake First Nation. Robert spent 33 years with the Peterborough Lakefield Police Service in Peterborough, ON before retiring in 2013. He is presently with the Anishinabek Police Service Curve Lake First Nations Detachment as a Senior Constable.
Robert enjoys and is passionate about community involvement including Cops for Cancer, Law Enforcement Torch Run, United Way Police Co-ordinator, Ennismore Minor Hockey Association, Ontario Junior C Schmalz Cup Champions Lakefield Chiefs, Canadian Association Retired Members (C.A.R.P.).
His other passion is business, he has owned several successful businesses including, The Anchorage, Subway Sandwiches and Salads Franchises and Home Instead Senior Care.
Robert is passionate about the HOPE IN THE DARKNESS national walk for Youth Mental Health and began the western route through Haida Gwaii B.C., Prince Rupert “Highway of Tears” and Vancouver B.C. in support of the walk.
Email Bob at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Walker (BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba 2018)
Mitchell Boulette has been a police officer since 2004. With the Treaty #3 Police, Mitch is a youth mental health officer.
Policing can be a very stressful and at times a thankless profession. As Police Officers we often witness people at their worst and are often called upon to help those in crisis, something I have seen way too much of. Witnessing these moments when people are in need inspires me even more to help not only our youth but all of the people in our communities. Having lived with personal struggles of my own, I can relate to people and share my own experiences and hopefully set an example for those in need.
I feel strongly about the awareness of youth Mental Health due to my own personal issues and own personal loss of family. I want to help share the message that as police officers, we are here to help and listen.
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Anishinabek Police Service, Host Police Service (2018)
The Anishinabek Police Service was the host Police Service for the Hope in the Darkness Walk for Youth Mental Health in 2018. Anishinabek Police Service is an Anishinaabek Nation service based in south, central and northern Ontario and serves 16 First Nation communities. Anishinabek Police Services covers a huge expanse of Anishinabek traditional territory.
Delores Day, Partnership Development (2018)
Delores Day is an Anishinaabe from Naotkamegwanning First Nation in Treaty #3 Territory. Delores has a wealth of experience working in Indigenous governance, government, economic and community development.
Zaagaasge Pegahmagabow, East Coast Driver (Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario 2018)
Zaagaasge Pegahmagabow is an Anishinaabe father from Wasauksing First Nation. A certified outdoorsman, Zaag brings many skills to the Hope in the Darkness Walk for Youth Mental Health, including his quick and witty humour.
Tom Malakos, West Coast Driver (Haida Gwaii, Northern BC 2018)
Tom Malakos is an entrepreneur from Peterborough, Ontario who has been involved in community volunteering for many years. Tom has a passion for community driven volunteering and fundraising.
Harmony Redsky, Advisor, Administrator
Harmony is a writer, producer and entrepreneur from Wasauksing First Nation in Ontario. With a strong background in media, communications, fundraising and project management, Harmony is the administrator for Hope in the Darkness.
Allan Campbell, West Coast Driver (BC Lower Mainland 2018)
Allan Campbell is from Pembroke, Ontario and has been involved in community work. The brother of Robert Campbell, Al travelled to the west coast to join the west coast team through the lower mainland into the Kamloops region.
Ryan Red Corn, Designer (2018)
Ryan Red Corn is an Osage photographer and graphic designer who designed the logo for Hope in the Darkness. He is one of the co-founders of Buffalo Nickel Creative and is a member of the the 1491s.