Emile Therien and his wife Beth are passionate spokespersons on organ and tissue donation. Retired in July 2006 after 18 years as President of the Canada Safety Council, he’s currently President of ‘Progress Intelligently Planned’, a small enterprise for the non-profit sector, small companies and governments. He continues to be a widely respected and much sought-after spokesperson on matters of public health and safety. Public health and safety has been his mission throughout his career and in his private life. His community participation is driven by a concern for effective public safety measures, a humane and compassionate criminal justice system, and the crucial need to increase organ donation. As a volunteer, he serves numerous organizations such as the Trillium Gift of Life Network, the Canadian Blood Services (Organs & Tissues division), the Kidney Foundation of Canada (Ottawa Chapter), and the Church Council on Justice and Corrections, and the Social Justice Network.