We have a client centered approached where we do the research to really understand where the client is at presently through their journey in the past and where their journey is going. Through local, provincial, and national experience we make sure that the client comes ahead with the best solutions to meet their needs and make informed decisions.
Meet the Partners
Co-Founder & President
Ann attended Maskwacis Cultural College and the University of Alberta. She has over 20 years of experience working with Aboriginal communities, non-profit organizations, and for-profit businesses in Alberta, Quebec and Nova Scotia. Beginning her career as real estate administrator, she soon advanced to management and corporate governance. Her business skills were called upon to help set up a Corporate Division for a prominent First Nation and followed that up by establishing a communications department. Looking for more challenges, she relocated her family to the East Coast to work with an ISO certified Indigenous non-profit focused on Aboriginal aquatic resource and oceans management. She supported the organization to meet ISO audit and reporting requirements, conduct community engagement and mentored new hires in project management.
She then was noticed by Assembly of First Nations and she helped establish the Nova Scotia-Newfoundland Regional Chief Office. Upon her return to Alberta she was employed as the Intergovernmental Coordinator and Grand Chief Liaison for Treaty 6 Confederacy. The dual role was challenging and allowed Ann to utilize her varied experience in business and politics and demonstrate her work ethic, skills and abilities to the benefit of the Treaty 6 First Nations.
Ann also operated her own consulting company from 2013 – 2107, where her many projects included business management, business planning, community engagement, collaborative initiatives, strategic planning, project management, facilitation, communications and media relations, policy analysis, policy development, as well as proposal and grant writing.
Most recently Ann was pleased to be appointed Communications and Media Relations Consultant for the World Indigenous Nations Games 2017 and the National Gathering of Elders 2017.
Co-Founder & Vice President
Judy started her career as a teacher after graduating from University of Alberta with a Bachelors of Education majoring in chemistry and minoring in biology. While teaching she started her Masters in Education Administration through University of Portland and after graduation she went on to manage a maternal child health program, then a director of education and child development. Due to her interest in learning, she went on for her Doctorate in community public health with University of Walden. She is currently a doctoral candidate looking into parenting styles of second generation parents of residential school.
Along with Judy's academic background she has over 13 years experience working with variety of Indigenous groups on and off reserves (Treaty 6, 7, 8, and nationally), provincial/federal government, and industry. Experience in developing communication strategies (ie. newsletters, webpage, brochures, etc) and implementation inclusive of all stakeholders. Extensive public relations experience promoting and marketing different initiatives.
Judy have been involved with many boards and committees (Tallcree School Division Board, Treaty 8 Education Commission, Education MOU tuition subtable etc.). Judy was one of the lead planners for the historic National Gathering of Elders which brought over 5000 Indigenous and Non-Indigenous participants across Canada. Currently, she is working with a wonderful committee of First Nation, Metis, and Inuit members to plan a historic National Indigenous Cultural Expo that is expected to bring more than 10,000 people across Canada and internationally. She is a mother to two girls and loves exploring the endless possibilities.