Empowering the Next Generation of Indigenous Female Leaders in Canada

October 6th, 2021

11:15am EDT – 1:15pm EDT

October 4th  marks the National Day of Action for MMIWG, join the Economic Club of Canada on October 6th, 2021 as they showcase strong Indigenous female-identifying leaders and honor the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, whose lives have been cut short by violence. Gain a deeper understanding of how these Indigenous women are empowering a new generation of leaders.

Opening Remarks By:

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary May Simon,
Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada

delivered by: Krystal Abotossaway, TD Bank


Assembly of First Nations Greeting Delivered By:

RoseAnne Archibald, AFN National Chief


Panel Discussion with:

Chastity Davis-Alphonse, Indigenous Relations Strategic Advisor

Barbara Ward Burkitt, Executive Director, PG Friendship Centre and Chairwoman BC Minister’s Advisory Council on Indigenous Women

Dr. Lisa Richardson, Indigenous Health Strategy Lead, Women’s College Hospital & Associate Dean, Inclusion & Diversity, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Moderated by:

Jennifer Page, Vice President, Treasury Modelling, TD Bank