In February 2007, Dulcie McCallum was appointed as the Nova Scotia Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Review Officer, and subsequently Privacy Review Officer in 2009. Dulcie moved to Nova Scotia in 2005 from Victoria, B.C. Prior to being appointed as the Review Officer, Dulcie commuted over a period of four years to New York to work as a member of Canada’s delegation to the United Nations to negotiate the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. Initially trained as a Registered Nurse , she received a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Victoria in 1981, and was subsequently called to the B.C. Bar.
Before moving to Nova Scotia, Dulcie was the Ombudsman for the Province of British Columbia, during which seven-year period she was responsible for investigating over 100,000 inquiries and complaints and published over 15 public reports. Dulcie has also worked as consultant doing major investigations including the Need to Know, and strategic planning work both across Canada and internationally. During her work as a barrister and as a consultant, Dulcie’s principal focus was on the constitutional and human rights law.
Dulcie’s professional and volunteer work has been recognized with the awarding of the University of Victoria Distinguished Alumni Award, the Governor General of Canada’s 125th Commemorative Medal, the YWCA Women of Distinction Award, and she was adopted by the Haida Nation and given a Haida name.