We are excited to announce the first of those opportunities: Plenary #1 “Walking in Two Worlds: A Journey to Reconciliation with Truth and Justice”
During this plenary, our friends, Tim Fox from the Calgary Foundation and Victoria Grant from The Circle, will share with us how Indigenous peoples in Canada have not only been affected by the legacy of colonialism in Canada, but also about the strong efforts that are being made to re-tell the creation story of Canada from an Indigenous perspective...what can America learn from the decade of healing in Canada?
Tim Fox Director, Indigenous Relations The Calgary Foundation
Tim Fox is a proud member of the Blackfoot confederacy from the Blood (Kainai) reserve located two hours south of Calgary. Tim has lived and worked in Calgary for the past 15 years although still considers his home fire the Blood reserve. Tim is the Director of Indigenous Relations where he hopes to strengthen and enhance the culture and practice at the Calgary Foundation while incorporating work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission both internally and in the broader community.
Tim comes from the not for profit children and youth sector but has also been fortunate to build strong connections within the urban Indigenous community, specifically in his previous role with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary (BGCC) as Manager of Indigenous Initiatives. He sits on the Advisory committee for Vibrant Community’s Calgary (VCC) Indigenous Poverty Reduction Strategy, the 4R’s Youth Movement and the United Way of Calgary and Area Natoo’si: Healing and Wellbeing Initiative.
Victoria Grant Board Chair Community Foundations of Canada
Victoria Grant is of the Loon Clan, Teme-Augama Anishnabai, and a member of the Temagami First Nation. President and owner of Moving Red Canoe, Victoria operates a unique professional services firm focused on Aboriginal affairs.
She is an avid volunteer and a passionate voice for a more robust Aboriginal presence within the foundation and philanthropic world. Victoria is founding Chair of the Temagami Community Foundation, Chair of The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, and a member of the Advisory Committee of the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award.
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