Dale retired from Dalhousie University after serving for 10 years as Vice President External. She currently chairs the boards of Develop Nova Scotia and the Symphony Nova Scotia Foundation. As past Chair of Halifax’s HRMbyDesign Advisory Committee she continues her involvement in city planning through Halifax’s Community Design Advisory Committee, which is responsible for the Regional Plan+5 and the Regional Centre Plan. Her interest in this work was sparked by her service on the External Advisory Committee on Cities and Communities in Canada, which reported to the Prime Minister. She serves currently as past Chair of the Queen Elizabeth II foundation.
She recently chaired the boards of the University of King’s College, the Ka’nata Foundation and the Inspirit Foundation. Other recent Boards include the National Arts Centre and its Foundation as well as the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Her private sector involvement has included directorships with S-Vox Media, Vision TV, Halterm Inc., Viacom Canada, Hambros Bank and Aliant (then MT&T).
Dale is a graduate of Dalhousie University with a BA, BEd, and MEd. In 2007 she became a member of the Order of Canada. She has also received the Canada Volunteer Award and the Red Cross Humanitarian Award. Both Mount Saint Vincent University and Saint Mary’s University have bestowed Honorary Doctorates.