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November Membership Luncheon: Business & Reconciliation

Monday, November 21, 2016
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

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“In a few words: The corporate sector must also respect Indigenous rights.” – TRCtalk.ca

Reconciliation isn’t only morally imperative; it’s key to a thriving Manitoba economy. That’s why The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce is engaging local business in an upcoming panel discussion on actionable steps to move our community forward during Winnipeg’s declared “Year of Reconciliation.”

Find out what strides Winnipeg’s private sector has made in reconciliation, what still needs to be done, and what you can do.


Jessica Dumas is a life coach and Manager of Community Engagement for Legacy Bowes Group. She is an Indigenous Professional with several years’ experience in executive coaching, group facilitation and training, conflict resolution and mediation, event management, social media marketing, customer service training, professional speaking and community leadership. She was recognized for her professional expertise as a finalist in the CBC’s Top 40 Manitoban’s under 40 for 2015.  She is a member of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Human Resource Leadership Council and served 2 years as Chairperson of the Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce. Jessica is also a member of the CentrePort Advisory Committee and the City of Winnipeg Mayor’s Indigenous Advisory Circle.

Dr. Frank Deer is Acting Executive Lead, Indigenous Achievement at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Deer earned a PhD in Educational Administration, and a Master of Education and Bachelor of Education, which he completed at the University of Manitoba. He has served as a classroom teacher in the Frontier School Division, Pembina Trails School Division, and the Winnipeg School Division. He is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba and has served as Director of Indigenous Initiatives, working to advance Indigenous education as a field of study and practice.

Jenna Liiciious Wirch has been a critical part of AYO since their inception in 2010. This Anishinabekwe was a part of crafting the ARROWS Youth Engagement Strategy in 2008 before AYO was founded and has since taken up a role as a youth empowerment faciitator, a community helper and the megaphone girl. A published author and Status of Women Manitoba committee member, Liiciious brings her attitude and fun style to each engagement that she does. Inspiring in every way, from how she dresses and talks to the way she gets tattooed, Jenna Liiciious has been  instrumental in AYO’s success.

85 Israel Asper Way
Winnipeg, MB

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