The Leadership Council

Our Leadership Council brings together a cross-sectoral group of established and emerging Indigenous leaders from across Canada. They play a vital role in shaping the conference agenda and helping organize our lineup of speakers and moderators.

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About The Leadership Council

Our Leadership Council is composed of distinguished leaders with a shared mission to create inclusive and safe workplaces for Indigenous employees. They volunteer their time, offer guidance, and play an integral role in both the development of our conference programming and selection of speakers.

Workforce Forward’s conferences are driven by an all Indigenous Leadership Committee which I am proud to be part of. I feel that this direction is vital to the success of the development of the workshops, panels and discussions while ensuring authentic Indigenous worldviews and perspectives.

Deborah Green ᑳᑭᑫ ᒪᓂᑐᐦᑳᐣ ᐃᐢᑫᐧᐤ

Senior Advisor - Indigenous Workforce Development Inclusion & Diversity Team, Suncor Energy

How it works

The Council Member’s primary objective is to assist in the development of each Workforce Forward conference program. Their participation is divided into three phases: 

Initial Meetings

Council members discuss the most pressing challenges and emerging trends with Conference team and help identify agenda topics and themes.

Agenda Development

Council members are involved in all stages of agenda development, from conception to publication.

Speaker Recommendations

Once the agenda is finalized, Council Members advise the conference team on who to prioritize as speakers.

Meet the 2023 Leadership Council!
Indigenous Awareness Educator
Chief Executive Officer, Creative Fire
Director, Indigenous and Diversity Engagement
Banff Centre
Human Resources Manager
Grey Eagle Resort & Casino
Project Manager
Indian Resource Council (IRC)
Senior Specialist Advisor, Indigenous Workforce Development
Suncor Energy
Indigenous Community Engagement Liaison
Vice President of People and Culture
The Driving Force Group of Companies
Founder & Principal
RISE Consulting
Indigenous Engineering Inclusion Inc
Executive Director
Pride at Work Canada Inc
Founder & Principal
Jelly Marketing
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