Courtney Walcott, BA, BEd
Calgary Police Commission
Councillor Courtney Walcott was elected to City Council in 2021 by the residents of Ward 8 and was appointed to the Calgary Police Commission the same year.
He has a passion for transforming Calgary’s policing approach to eliminate inequity and ensure that social issues are addressed with the right resources as a part of more robust and comprehensive system of care and safety for all Calgarians.
Councillor Walcott is a former social studies teacher at Western Canadian High School, where he coached basketball, rugby and football, and successfully petitioned the school board to create an anti-racism task force. He had such an impact as a teacher that he received a Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence after his students nominated him in 2021.
Before his election, Councillor Walcott furthered his passion for education as an educational consultant with various organizations, including the Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation and Black Lives Matter YYC. He also facilitated anti-racism and equity professional development sessions for teachers and administrators throughout the province.
Councillor Walcott was also a core organizer of the Defund2Fund campaign that helped bring together 15 different community organizations to successfully advocate for the creation of the Community Safety Investment Framework, a partnership between the Calgary Police Service and the City of Calgary to better invest in resources that aim to provide more trauma-informed and responsive care to the many communities of Calgary.
Councillor Walcott holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from Mount Royal University and a Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia.