Catholic Social Services LeadershipBoard of Directors - Biographies

Graham Hicks, Director

About Graham Hicks

Graham Hicks is an Edmonton-based journalist, columnist, commentator and author.

From 1981 until retirement in 2010, Graham was a full-time journalist with the Edmonton Sun. From 1990 to 2010 he penned the daily town-crier style newspaper column, “Hicks on Six.” Graham continues to contribute two columns a week to The Sun, “The Weekly Dish” restaurant review and the business-oriented “Hicks on Biz.”

In 2003, Graham chaired the Catholic Social Services “Sign of Hope” Campaign and continues to volunteer with the Sign of Hope. He is the founder of the Edmonton Sun “Adopt-A-Teen” Christmas project, providing Christmas gifts for over 8,000 teens from low-income Edmonton families. He founded and organized the annual ATCO/Edmonton Sun Christmas Charity Auction, is a past chair of the River Valley Alliance (RVA) Advisory Committee and co-host of the monthly social group The Art of Conversation.

Graham has received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for community service, Sun Media’s Creighton Award for lifetime achievement, the Grant MacEwan University’s Distinguished Citizen Award and The Rotary Club of Edmonton Integrity Award. On his retirement from the Edmonton Sun, Nov. 8, 2010 was declared “Graham Hicks Day” by Mayor Steve Mandel and the City of Edmonton.

Graham is currently co-authoring a biography on Catholic Social Services founder Monsignor Bill Irwin, to be published in conjunction with the agency’s 60th anniversary in 2021.