Professional Development

Building a conference or support with smaller scale gatherings. My focus was relevant to the city I lived in when I launched my first conference. Not only do I host conferences I also offer support in conference development.  The success of the conference was seen and felt all around.

I’ve now hosted three Conferences, and in other occasions in the health sector. I have also hosted numerous workshops. These touchstone opportunities have built knowledge, supported partnership development and worked to improve and support professional development. 

In total, my conferences alone have brought together more than 500 participants in face to face conferences since 2017.

I care about the future which is why I want to support knowledge building opportunities. For years I have listened on the research side of my work, and thought, how can I propel and move my work into something more tangible, far reaching and transformative. 

The goals have been aimed to build a discussion on Best Practices in topic areas with a focus on Professional Development.

Here are some of the posters and conferences I have developed and a list at the end of the organizations who have participated and supported this, 

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mentoring indigenous leadership & resiliency with a focus on land, learning & youth

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Conference Attendees & connections

beSuperior believes relationships are key to building knowledge and community. Listed are organizations beSuperior has worked with in northern Ontario, and in Thunder Bay specifically.

Assembly of First Nations: Presented “Designing an Approach that Roots Our Learners: Stories of the Land, Our Home. Education Conference, Winter 2017.

Bow Valley College

CAHEP- Community Art and Heritage Project. We know firsthand that art has the power to incite positive in the lives of individuals and communities. Working together with local artists, and in partnership with schools, community groups and organizations, we offer inclusive, free arts programming for children, youth, families, and seniors.

Chiefs of Ontario, Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald

Confederation College

Creighton Youth 

Dilico Child and Family 

Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School 

Dr. Leroy Little Bear: Indigenous Science & Metaphysics, Scholar & Mentor

Elections Canada

Equay-wuk: • Equay-wuk (plural for “Woman” in the Ojibway and Oji-Cree languages)

• Independent from other women’s group

Kwayaciiwin Education Resource Centre is a respected First Nation community-driven, sustainable Centre of Excellence. We provide comprehensive support to schools to promote bilingual, bicultural student success.

Lakehead University 

Lakehead Public Schools

OCASI- OCASI was formed in 1978 to act as a collective voice for immigrant serving agencies and to coordinate responses to shared needs and concerns.OCASI is a registered charity governed by a volunteer board of directors. Its membership is comprised of more than 200 community-based organizations in the province of Ontario.

Oshki-Pimache-O-Win The Wenjack Education 

ONWA- Ontario Native Women’s Association

Ministry of Attorney General- Research activities

Nishnawbe Aski Nation: Known as Grand Council Treaty No. 9 until 1983) was established in 1973.  It represents the legitimate, socioeconomic, and political aspirations of its First Nation members of Northern Ontario to all levels of government in order to allow local self-determination while establishing spiritual, cultural, social, and economic independence.  In 1977, Grand Council Treaty No. 9 made a public declaration of the rights and principles of Nishnawbe Aski.

Northern Nishnawbe Education Council:The Northern Nishnawbe Education Council was founded in the belief that district First Nations should exercise self-government authority in education through district First Nations organizations and institutions. NNEC began its life in 1978 as an essential part of the movement for First Nations to develop administrative capacity to take over the boarding program for students of the Sioux Lookout District attending grades 9 through 12 outside their communities. NNEC was incorporated in 1979 as an area Education Authority and is directed by the Chiefs of the 24 Sioux Lookout District First Nations.

Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition

PARO: Enterprising Women & Business support

Red Crow College

Sandy Boucher, https://sandiboucher.com/

Seven Generations Institute 

Thunder Bay Art Gallery 

Thunder Bay Catholic School Board

Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre, LifeLong Care Program

Thunder Bay Public Library

Thunder Bay Police

Thunder Bay Regional Multicultural Youth Association

University of Calgary

Union of Ontario Indians

Writers Café

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