Dale Maitland is extremely passionate and outspoken when it comes to advocating and providing support to members of communities that are marginalized and vulnerable. While living in Jamaica, he volunteered for over 25 years with the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force (JCCF), a youth organization. During his tenure with the JCCF, Dale has received several awards including a Medal of Honor for long service and good conduct for over 20 years of service. He also received the Commandant’s Commendation Award. Dale migrated from Jamaica to Canada in 2010 and is now a proud Canadian Citizen. He is an ardent volunteer and is on several boards and committees in the Aids Service Organization (ASO) sector including The Teresa Group which he joined in 2017 and has held various positions. Currently, Dale is the Chair of the board of directors, an office he held since November 2021. He is also the President of the Board of the Oak Street Housing Co-op. In 2016, Dale also received the Ontario volunteer service award and in 2015, the Dr Alan Li Award for Social Justice and Capacity-building, and several other prizes from various organizations. Dale has worked with several ASOs and is currently the capacity-building coordinator for CAAT (Community for Accessible AIDS Treatment), where he works with refugees, immigrants, non-status persons and people living with or affected by HIV as it relates to the immigration, capacity-building, advocacy, and how to navigate the Canadian systems.