Christiane Sadeler is the Executive Director of the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council and has been actively involved in crime prevention through social development and municipal engagement since the inception of the Council in 1995.

Born and raised in Germany, Christiane lived for many years in England and New Zealand and immigrated to Canada in 1989 where she completed her education in community psychology.   She has worked predominately in services that have a strong focus on planning, implementing and evaluating prevention approaches and tend to challenge the status quo.  Her experiences span working with persons with mental health challenges, teen parents, victims of violence and abuse, young offenders, sex offenders and other individuals and groups who tend to live at the margins of communities, as well as formal service providers, police services and politicians of all orders of government. 

Christiane occasionally teaches part-time at Wilfrid Laurier University in the Master of Social Work Program as a Community Interventions instructor. She is also co-chairs the National Municipal Network for Crime Prevention and has participated in and presented at crime prevention events and workshops across Canada and abroad.  Christiane was an active member of the Ontario Press council for eight years. 

Christiane lives in Waterloo Region with her family and Labrador Retriever Molly. Whenever possible she likes to escape the confines of boardrooms and committee meetings to head north to enjoy a camping, hiking and canoeing.