Peter Mallette

Peter Mallette - CKSO AM FM TVPeter Mallette grew up in Levack, Ontario, attended Levack District High School and then Canadore College of Applied Arts & Technology where he studied Radio & Television Arts. His first stop along the way of his broadcasting career was at CKSO TV, a CTV affiliate, in the latter part of the 1970's. He worked as a television reporter and news anchor. He became Director of Promotions in April of 1988. This involved developing and implementing on-air television promotion strategies. By April of 1991 Peter was positioned as Senior Anchor and Producer.

In July of 1996 Peter made the move to Halifax, Nova Scotia joining the news team at the CTV affiliate in that city. He anchored and produced the 6:00PM CTV Weekend News. He was also General Assignment Reporter. In January of 2008 he became Senior Producer and Assistant News Director. This position came with an extended job description. He provided senior leadership to the editorial staff of the news department, was responsible for daily on-air presentation and editorial content of all news and current affairs broadcasts and managerial duties which included hiring and training and participation in negotiations of collective agreements.

Peter Mallette was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2005. He was 48 years of age and it was just six months after he was married. His father and grandfather also suffered from this cancer. He is a prostate cancer survivor and has dedicated his life to advocating for those who contract the cancer. He turned volunteer and became a peer support phone mentor for the Canadian Cancer Society. His broadcasting career took a turn in late 2010 when he became Executive Director, Atlantic Region for Prostate Cancer Canada. This was a new position for the organization with the goal of establishing a presence in the Atlantic region. Peter's responsibilities included building and maintaining relationships with funders, community partners and stakeholders and establishing and nurturing relationships with donors. He was also given the mandate to grow and support prostate cancer support groups throughout Atlantic Canada and provide leadership to office staff and volunteers and to achieve fund development targets.

Peter shared his story and testimony on Prostate Cancer Canada's "Expert Angle", a series of webinars designed to reach out and address the questions that come with a diagnosis of prostate cancer and address the care and support available.  In his presentation recorded on May 17, 2016, Peter talked about his family history in dealing with prostate cancer, what he learned from his own diagnosis and treatment and finally, his experience from serving as a volunteer to becoming a passionate advocate.  His speech was titled, "From Survivor to Advocate".

In the fall of 2016, TELUS and the Prostate Cancer Canada Board of Directors honoured Peter with a special tribute for his dedication and incredible efforts as Executive Director.