Portrait Name Alex Cook Company ArchTech Location Iqaluit, NU Description Alex Cook is the owner of ArchTech, a 100% Inuit-owned and operated design-build firm focusing on affordable, efficient, and resilient, high-performance buildings for rapid deployment to remote arctic communities. He holds a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Management and Leadership, from Saint Francis Xavier University. […]


Portrait Name Sara Fralin Company Aboriginal Housing Management Association Location British Columbia Description Sara Fralin is a 4th generation Canadian, born and raised in Vancouver on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish peoples. Sara’s Jewish ancestors escaped the Pogroms of Russia and arrived in Canada in 1923 as refugee immigrants. Sara is grateful to […]


Portrait Name Sam Minde Company Elements Firetack Inc. Location Alberta Description Samuel is an established entrepreneur and an experienced Executive in First Nation Governance. From 2016 to 2018, Samuel co-chaired the Indigenous Energy Technical Working Group (IETWG) with the ADM Indigenous Relations of Alberta. The IETWG was created to explore Indigenous participation in the growing […]


Portrait Name Leona Humchitt Company Heiltsuk First Nation Location British Columbia Description Leona Humchitt is the Climate Action Coordinator for the Haiłzaqv Nation of Bella Bella, British Columbia. She credits her journey and capacity building for clean energy to the Indigenous Clean Energy Leadership program, the 20/20 Catalyst Program, an intensive clean energy capacity-building program […]


Portrait Name Kyla Morrisseau Company Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek Location Ontario Description As the first point of entry for all industry undertakings, Kyla’s main priority is protecting the rights and interests of Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek, along with teaching her community how to adapt in a changing climate. She sees the truly value in the use of […]


Portrait Name John Jensen Company Yukon Energy Board Location Yukon Description John Jensen has a degree from University of Phoenix in BSc, Business Management, and is currently pursuing a Masters of Environmental Management from Royal Roads University.John is a director of Carcross Management Corporation (CTMC) and has recently have been invited to join the Yukon […]


Portrait Name Ed Genova Company NB Power Location New Brunswick Description Ed Genova is a Mi’kmaq from Metepenagiag First Nation. He graduated from the University of New Brunswick in Biology and Physical Education. Ed worked as an educator and administrator for 10 years. In 2007, he left the education field to work in the industry and […]


Portrait Name Corey Mattie Company Indigenous Treaty Partners Location Nova Scotia Description Mi’kmaw/Settler from K’jpuktuk, a member of the Indigenous Professional Association of Canada and co-founder of Indigenous Treaty Partners (ITP), Corey Mattie has always been involved with supporting Canadians through complex topics. As a professional keynote speaker to international audiences, including the G7 Research […]


Portrait Name Calvin Waquan Company Mikisew Cree First Nation Location Alberta Description Calvin is a proud member of the Mikisew Cree people. Walking in two worlds, he has braided western and traditional teachings to benefit the community of Fort Chipewyan, Alberta, and the Athabasca region. He moved back home in 2014 as a Community Liaison/substitute […]


Portrait Name Bill Williams Company Nunavut Economic Development Location Nunavut Description Originally from Dorchester, Ontario, Bill Williams is a past Catalyst (2018 cohort). He is the current Executive Director of the Nunavut Economic Developers Association (NEDA), a membership-driven organization assisting community Economic Development Officers (EDOs) and economic development professionals in Nunavut. Before joining NEDA and […]