• Released April 24, 2015

    The Scarborough Hospital Foundation (TSHF) is pleased to welcome Bill Blair, former Chief of Toronto Police Service, to its Board of Directors.

    “It’s an honour to be welcoming Bill Blair to The Scarborough Hospital Foundation’s Board of Directors,” says Paul Torrie, Chair, TSHF Board of Directors. “The Foundation plays a key role in helping to tell the stories that will bring the hospital and the community together in a way that will help facilitate the best health care for our global community. When such distinguished individuals like Bill Blair step forward to support the hospital and join our team, it better enables us to not only tell that story but to also raise the necessary funds to ensure our patients and community continue to receive the best quality care close to home.”

    Bill Blair joins a talented and dedicated Board of Directors that is committed to meeting its mission “to support the health care needs of the community of Scarborough by ensuring that The Scarborough Hospital has the resources it requires to achieve its mission and vision.”

    “I am from Scarborough and raised my children here,” says Bill. “The Scarborough Hospital has always been there for my family; and I am very pleased to have the opportunity to help the hospital continue to grow and serve the people of my community.”

    About Bill Blair

    Bill Blair was appointed Chief of the Toronto Police Service, the largest municipal police service in Ontario, on April 26, 2005 and retired as of April 25, 2015. Bill Blair started his 35-plus year policing career as a beat officer in downtown Toronto, and continued with assignments in drug enforcement, organized crime units, and major criminal investigations. Promoted to the senior ranks of the Service, his postings included Divisional Commander, Community Policing Programs, and Detective Operations. In these roles, he was responsible for all specialized investigative units including the Homicide Squad, Hold-Up Squad, Sex Crimes Unit, Fraud Squad, Forensic Identifications Services, Intelligence Services, and Organized Crime Enforcement, including the Guns and Gangs Unit and the Repeat Offender Program.

    Policing has been a vital part of Bill Blair’s family for generations. He has grown up with the history, traditions, and culture of the Toronto Police Service. He is proud and honoured to have served the people of Toronto as their Chief of Police.

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