Coordinator, Aboriginal Workforce Participation Initiative; Indian & Northern Affairs Canada
Brenda is a member of the Chippewas of Nawash Band.
As coordinator of the Aboriginal Workforce Participation Initiative for the Ontario Region of Indian & Northern Affairs Canada, Brenda enjoys working collaboratively with both Aboriginal and corporate communities.
She is a participating member of a variety of regional committees such as the Financial Industry Partnerships for Aboriginal Relationships and the Aboriginal Apprenticeship Board of Ontario.
She is a founding member of the Strategic Alliance of Broadcasters for Aboriginal Reflection (SABAR), a group of national broadcasters, of which she is presently chair. She is also a participating member on the Aboriginal Construction Employment Advisory Committee and has worked with federally regulated employers throughout her tenure as AWPI coordinator.
Brenda has a Master’s Degree in English specializing in post-colonial literature, an Honours Degree in Specialized English, and an Honours Diploma in Social Services, in addition to various Counselling and training certificates.