Sean McLeod, in Memory of
This award has been established by the daughters of Sean McLeod who, tragically, was one of the 22 victims in the mass shooting in Nova Scotia in April 2020, alongside his spouse, Alanna Jenkins. Both of them being Correctional Managers, Sean began his 23-year long career with Correctional Services of Canada in 1997 at the Springhill Institution as a Correctional Officer.
Over the years he moved through the officer ranks, he was a valued Emergency Response Team member as well as an experienced crisis negotiator. Sean’s belief in doing right by people led to him being a founding member of UCCO-SACC-CSN and the first local president at Springhill Institution. He was greatly respected by both staff and offenders for his willingness to help those in need, whatever their challenges. Although his work was important to him, he was just as happy to be spending time outside, fishing on the river behind their home in Wentworth and with family, especially his granddaughter.
The Sean McLeod Memorial Award has been established for students accepted into the Correctional Officer program at the Atlantic Police Academy, who demonstrate financial need and community involvement. Sean graduated in 1996 from the Correctional Officer program. It is Mr. McLeod’s family’s wish to help students who are facing financial difficulties and who have volunteer experience with community groups.