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Cindy Dopson, strategic human resources leader, joins JIBC effective Sept. 7

The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is pleased to announce that Cindy Dopson has been appointed its new Vice-President, People & Culture effective Sept. 7.

Ms. Dopson comes to JIBC with more than 20 years of human resources and operations experience, most recently with Central 1 Credit Union where she served as the People Solutions Lead for Talent and Board Effectiveness Consulting, providing strategic HR consulting services to credit unions across Canada.

“We are excited to have Cindy join JIBC with her extensive experience in human resources, her business acumen and passion for employee engagement,” said JIBC President and CEO Dr. Michel Tarko. “She comes to the Institute during a time of change within our organization as we emerge from the pandemic and continue to enhance our educational and training options in support of public safety in British Columbia. We look forward to the benefit of her expertise in helping lead the way.”

Cindy Dopson joins JIBC as its new Vice-President, People & Culture effective Sept. 7.
Cindy Dopson joins JIBC as its new Vice-President, People & Culture effective Sept. 7.

Prior to Central 1 Credit Union, Ms. Dopson led human resources divisions at Coast Mental Health and the BC Cancer Foundation and led HR teams at TELUS. She holds a Master of Business Administration in human resources management from Royal Roads University, and a Chartered Professional in Human Resources designation. She has received several awards, including HR Professional of the Year from the BC Human Resource Management Association.

“I am delighted to be joining an organization whose mandate, to educate and train justice and public safety professionals, contributes so significantly to the community and society in general,” said Dopson. “I admire the purposeful work that takes place at the Institute and am excited to play a role supporting the staff and faculty who work so tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure a quality educational experience for these students who aim to serve.”    

She says she is passionate about organizational change and people and brings a strong business focus to her human resources work. She believes HR strategies and programs must be designed specifically to each organization’s needs and business drivers should provide measurable outcomes. 


Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is Canada’s leading public safety educator with a mission to develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research. JIBC offers internationally recognized education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor’s degrees and graduate certificates; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career contributing to safer communities and a more just society.