Ed Buller has shown a long-term commitment to research in both crime prevention initiatives and Indigenous populations. In his professional experience, Mr. Buller was the Executive Director of the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto. In this role, he fostered positive relationships with police and supported the United Way of Greater Toronto to improve youth programming.
Mr. Buller continued his career at the Department of Public Safety Canada where he managed innovative evaluation approaches to the healing of victims and offenders involved in cases of family and sexual violence. This work involved him with the National Crime Prevention Centre (NCPC) to negotiate with federal departments for funding and to select projects to support. Mr. Buller’s unit oversaw the Centre’s Aboriginal initiative for five years during which funding and support were provided for crime prevention projects.
In his own time, Mr. Buller was a member of the Manitoba Region Crime Prevention Committee, providing funding to Aboriginal and other visible minority communities for crime prevention initiatives. He also spent four years working with Native Counselling Services of Alberta to develop the Community Solutions to Gang Violence strategy, bringing together more than 60 community agencies.