Who is SORCe?

Community Leadership Group

SORCe is guided by a Community Leadership Group which is comprised of the following agencies:

  • United Way of Calgary
  • Calgary Homeless Foundation
  • Calgary Police Service
  • Distress Centre Calgary
  • Alberta Health Services
  • Calgary Alpha House Society 
  • Drop In Centre
  • YWCA of Calgary
  • Animal & Bylaw Services
  • Chief Crown Prosecutor
  • Chief Probation Officer
  • Community and Neighbourhood Services

SORCe Management Team

Executive Director

Frank Cattoni, Calgary Police Service
Born in Calgary, Frank is a graduate of the University of Calgary.  Following graduation, he strapped on a backpack and traveled around the world for two and half years.  He joined the Calgary Police Service in 1995.  Over the past 22 years, he has worked as a patrol officer first in Forest Lawn and then Victoria Park.  His career took him into a specialized undercover team for three years where he worked on organized crime and major crimes targets.  He returned to patrol work for a short stint and was subsequently promoted to the rank of Detective.  During his five years as an investigator he was first assigned as an intelligence officer responsible for domestic and international terrorism in the City of Calgary. This assignment was followed up as a Detective in the CPS’ Internal Affairs Unit.  In 2007, he returned to patrol work as the Sergeant responsible for the communities of China Town, the East Village, Inglewood and Ramsay.  During this time he was the Team Leader responsible for the closure of the Cecil Hotel.  Following that assignment Frank was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant and was the officer in charge of the Youth Services Unit. As part of this work he helped launch several programs including the Police and Crisis Team (PACT program).  Over the past three years, he has been the Executive Director of SORCe.  

Director of Programs

Duane Gillissie, Distress Centre Calgary

Duane Gillissie joined the SORCe leadership team in September, 2016.  Duane was initially hired by the Calgary Homeless Foundation on a 6 month contract to develop strategies to enhance SORCe programming and operations, and to implement the Homeless Management Information System as the client data repository. That contract lead to a permanent position in April 2017 when Distress Centre Calgary expanded their role at SORCe and hired Duane as the new Director of Programs.

Prior to joining SORCe, Duane held a variety of management positions in both the private and non-profit sectors, leading teams both locally and internationally, often with a focus on process improvement and enhancing program effectiveness.