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Council Key Three

The Council is managed by 2 volunteers (Council Commissioner and Council Youth Commissioner) and one employee (the Council Relationship Manager). The Council Commissioner is responsible for all aspects of program implementation, delivery, service and support as well as implementation of Scouts Canada’s policies. The Council Youth Commissioner chairs Council Youth Forum and is responsible for providing direction, counsel and support to the Youth within the Council. The Council Relationship Manager is responsible for all non-program functions that provide support to the program and program delivery.

Tonille Mallette Council Relationship Manager Northern Lights Council - Scouts Canada
Tonille Mallette
Council Relationship Manager

Tonille started her Scouting career when her youngest son expressed an interest in joining Scouts in 2015. Always eager to lend a hand, she soon began helping her home group at the Group Committee level. After witnessing the amazing opportunities Scouting provided the youth in St Albert, she applied for a position with NLC in 2017.

Tonille believes in providing youth with varied experiences to help them develop into well-rounded individuals better prepared for success and loves that Scouting provides a safe environment for youth to F.A.I.L--First Attempt In Learning. Tonille considers having the courage to try new things, fail, and try again as one of the most important skills we as Scouters can pass onto the youth. Some of the best inventions and experiences have come from situations initially considered to be failures--the pacemaker, WD-40, and synthetic dyes, to name a few.

Tonille loves the outdoors and when she isn't in the office she can be found hiking or camping with her family and their fluffy Golden Retriever, Davos.

"Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done." Robert A. Heinlein

Norm Kerr Council Commissioner Northern Lights Council - Scouts Canada
Norm Kerr
Council Commissioner

Norm started in Scouting as a youth in Brooks, Alberta more years ago then he will admit. He rejoined Scouting as a volunteer with Fort Saskatchewan Scouts when his son, Chris, joined Scouting. Later, Norm took on roles with Horse Hills Area as a Support Scouter and then Area Commissioner for Horse Hills Area before being appointed as NLC Council Commissioner.

Norm believes in the goal of Scouts Canada being a Youth-Led organization. Right from the start, Lord Baden-Powell’s vision for Scouting was of a program in which the youth took responsibility for their activities and adventures. Scouts play the most important role within their Sections, and at Scouts Canada youth are given the opportunity to create their own path to reach their goals.

Professionally, Norm spent over 35 years working with telecommunications and information technology teams ending as a systems and sales engineering specialist.

Norm is an enthusiastic motorcyclist and camper. He lives in Fort Saskatchewan with his wife, Susan, a passionate Scouter.

“There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.” Isaac Asimov.

Taelon Schuppli-Connolly Council Youth Commissioner Northern Lights Council - Scouts Canada
Taelon Schuppli-Connolly
Council Youth Commissioner

Taelon started his scouting journey as a first year beaver in 2004. Since then he has enjoyed many amazing scouting adventures over his 10 plus years in the program including a few national and international jamborees, the 2017 world scouts education congress and most notably serving as a spring 2017 short term staff member at Kandersteg international scout in Switzerland.

Taelon is currently a student at grant MacEwan university with the hopes of a career in education. When Taelon is not working to give scouting youth opportunities for adventure, or fostering youth leadership you can probably find him slacklining in the park, hiking, or rock-climbing

Council Support Team

Volunteer Support Dave Betts
Program Morgan Mckinney
Communications Linda Johnson Social Media
Ellie Cerhit
Events Chris Cerhit
Council Photographer Amanda Dobie
Recognition Linda Butler Dunn LDS Liason Gary Peterson
Safety Don Werbowetsky International Carey Benson
Webmaster Brad Schmermund Camp Strategies
Ian Lovie




Group Support Scouters

Alberta Northwest Territories Youth Network

The Alberta Northwest Territories Youth Network ensures meaningful youth involvement in all Scouts Canada decisions and provides direction in all areas of youth programming. The network also facilitates coordination with area youth networks and encourages youth to take on leadership roles at all levels of the organization.

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Scouting Relationship Management Model

Recently Scouts Canada's structure for staff support across the country has changed to better serve membership!


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Staff Member Directory

Tonille Mallette Council Relationship Manager Northern Lights Council - Scouts Canada
Tonille Mallette
Council Relationship Manager
John Androsoff Scouting Relationship Manager Northern Lights Council - Scouts Canada
John Androsoff
Scouting Relationship Manager
Tara Cerhit Member Services Administrator Northern Lights Council - Scouts Canada
Tara Cerhit
Member Services Administrator
Doug Smith Prairie Operations Manager  Northern Lights Council - Scouts Canada
Doug Smith
Prairie Operations Manager
Fiona Nicholson Regional Director - Western Region Northern Lights Council - Scouts Canada
Fiona Nicholson
Regional Director - Western Region
Katja Randall  Scouting Relationship Manager Northern Lights Council - Scouts Canada
Katja Randall
Scouting Relationship Manager
Sherin Bamji  Scouting Relationship Manager Northern Lights Council - Scouts Canada
Sherin Bamji
Scouting Relationship Manager
Dyanna Pfenniger  Scouting Relationship Manager Northern Lights Council - Scouts Canada
Dyanna Pfenniger
Scouting Relationship Manager