Morris Zbar has been a Correctional Officer for the better part of the last five decades. Starting his career as a Correctional Officer in the Ministry of Correctional Services, he held a variety of line, management and executive positions and retired as the Deputy Minister of Corrections for Ontario.
Following his retirement from the Ontario Public Service, Morris has served as a Special Advisor to the Commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada, working on a major transformation agenda and focusing on community employment programs for offenders, among other initiatives.
Mr. Zbar has also been an active volunteer serving in leadership roles in a variety of institutions, including terms as President of the Ontario Corrections and Criminology Association, Chair of The North York Library Board, Chair of Operation Springboard, Governor of Centennial College, and Vice-Chair of the Ontario Heritage Foundation. He has also served on a number of Boards in the not-for-profit sector.
In September of 2012, Mr. Zbar was honoured by The International Community Corrections Association with the David Dillingham Award for distinguished Public Service in recognition of lifelong leadership in community corrections and support of evidenced-based practice.
He is married to Margaret, his wife of 43 years, has two children, David and Ilana and three beautiful grandchildren, Noa, Neeve and Miles.