Krystal Abotossaway is from Aundeck Omni-Kaning First Nations and Chippewas of Rama First Nations. She is an urban Ojibwe Anishinaabe Kwe. Krystal is a well sought after expert, speaker and leader on Indigenous engagement. As Senior Manager at TD Bank, she is responsible for TD’s Indigenous Peoples strategy, integrating colleague, customer, and community perspectives while continuing to build TD’s brand as the employer, bank, and community partner of choice for Indigenous Peoples.
Currently pursuing her Masters degree at York University. Abotossaway’s passion and leadership for advancing more agile diversity engagement strategies has contributed to TD’s ongoing recognition as Canada’s Leader in embracing diversity — including being recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers,
As the President of the Indigenous Professional Association of Canada she is helping to redefine the agenda and identify new measures for advancing the opportunities for and the capabilities of Canada’s Indigenous Peoples.
Krystal is recognized across Canada–in the media and within the broader Indigenous community–as an expert spokesperson for bridging strategies that will enable more Indigenous youth to achieve their aspirations and dreams. Her thought leadership in advancing Human Resources knowledge on Indigenous engagement is informed by her academic background and ongoing leadership roles on multiple Boards in the GTA.