After several years of working towards improving Indigenous health, working alongside amazing colleagues and outstanding organizations (Cancer Care Ontario, Assembly of First Nations, ONEXONE Foundation, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, the Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada) I pressed RESET. I am currently enrolled at the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, studying medicine in the class of 2021. I am passionate about sharing the spirit of life-long learning, weaving networks and supporting innovative change-making causes. Volunteering and giving back has always been an important part of what I do. I am member of the board for Edkaagmik Nbiizh Neyaashiinigamiingninwag Edbendaagzijig Trust in my community, as well as sit on the boards of Red Sky Performance and the Anishnawbe Health Foundation where one of the main focuses of the foundation is fundraising to build out the new Anishnawbe Health Centre - an exciting project for Indigenous Peoples in Toronto. I draw upon a Master of Public Health from Lakehead University and Bachelor of Science with a focus on Nutrition from Ryerson University where I currently teach Indigenous Food Systems at the Chang School. I'm a proud Anishinaabe-kwe, mother of two and member of the Chippewas of Nawash in Ontario.
Indigenous owned consulting firm providing project management and strategic support in the areas of Indigenous philanthropy, nutrition and food sovereignty, health systems, nonprofit leadership, fundraising and program design.
Public Speaking: Indigenous Food Sovereignty, Motivation
Facilitator: From collaborating, idea generation, program design to conflict resolution.
We are a values-based firm that lives reciprocity. Debisinii means to be "full from food” in Anishinaabemowin. Through the Debisinii Fund, we provide food systems consulting with access to a network of Indigenous food leaders across the country. Our clients are invited to contrbute to the Fund. We maintain an active list of First Nations communities and organization seeking support to address food systems issues that are important and meaningful to them. Food systems support examples include:
• Development of community food systems asset maps
• Igniting community food policy discussions
• Support in proposal writing related to food systems work