About  

 
Background:

Though my family originates from Saskatchewan, I am from Toronto and am a member of the Metis Nation of Ontario. 

My experience in private consulting began in 2003, specializing in Aboriginal program development.  I am a former business teacher at the Toronto District School Board, former Director of the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards, and former Vice President of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.  

I graduated from Nipissing University with a Master of Education Degree; from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree and Business Administration Certificate; from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Education Degree; and I have an Ontario Teacher Certificate from the Ontario College of Teachers.  
 

Clientele:

  • A Learning Community Network - created webinars and online training curriculum geared to Aboriginal interests.  
  • Aboriginal Business Resource Centre - provided computer training to Aboriginal entrepreneur clients
  • Big Soul Productions - developed multi-media career education curriculum for Aboriginal youth in partnership with the Ontario Mining Association
  • Centre for Indigenous Theatre - consulted on marketing and communications strategy
  • Chiefs of Ontario - coordinated two First Nations early childhood education conferences and co-authored a People's Report on the Regional Health Survey
  • Chronic Disease Prevention Unit, Health Canada - coordinated sponsorship and donations and Aboriginal participation in international medical conference
  • Curve Lake First Nation - conducted a comprehensive five-year school evaluation, a parental engagement study, and a school improvement plan
  • First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Health Canada - conducted research on First Nations early childhood education services through Headstart
  • George Brown College - conducted needs assessment on urban Aboriginal post-secondary education
  • Human Resources Skill Development Canadafacilitated discussions between Toronto Urban Aboriginal Strategy stakeholders and HRSDC to forumlate a framework for community development
  • Indigenous Cuisine International Inc.consulted on international marketing and communications strategy and provided production assistance for the Cooking with the Wolfman show on APTN. 
  • Invert Media - developed the Four Directions Teachings online multidisciplinary curriculum for youth based on traditional teachings. 
  • Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training - developed employment and training curriculum and directed pilot project implementation in carpentry apprenticeship training in partnership with George Brown College
  • Muskoka/Parry Sound Sexual Assault Services - developed online peer support training curriculum for high school students
  • Native Canadian Centre of Toronto - taught career planning to unemployed and underemployed Aboriginal adults
  • Pearson Canada Inc. - wrote Grade 10 Ontario Native Studies teacher resource for publication
  • National Indigenous Literacy Association - consulted on fundraising strategy
  • Native Mens' Residence of Toronto - consulted on fundraising strategy
  • Toronto Urban Aboriginal Strategy Management Committeeconsulted Aboriginal community stakeholder groups and produced the report which formed the basis for the multimillion dollar community plan project fund
  • World Conference on Breast Cancer Organization Inc.coordinated sponsorship and donations, marketing and communications, and Aboriginal breast cancer survivor participation in international medical conferences