Indigenous Economic Development: Examples of Inspiring CESO Mentorships from across Canada

Our proposed workshop will explore the concept of economic reconciliation in relation to CESO’s work with Indigenous peoples in Canada. We will provide examples of projects that we’ve completed across Canada and discuss implications for future partnerships. In addition to the workshop, we will also have a tradeshow booth where we will have a CESO Volunteer Advisor on site to provide 30 sessions with communities to discuss their need or project and provide coaching.

Presented by: Stacia Kean, CESO

Stacia holds a Bachelor of Social Work from McGill University, a Masters in Business Administration - Community Economic Development, from Cape Breton University, Shannon School of Business and a Certificate in Not-For-Profit and Charity Finance Leadership, through Chartered Professional Accountants Ontario. Fully Bilingual, Stacia's career began in 2008 with PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise, Thunder Bay as Program Manager, Accelerated Access Social Enterprise Consulting; in 2013 she took on the role of Development Officer II/Manager with the City of Thunder Bay, Community Economic Development Commission; in 2015 joined Ontario Public Service, Ministry of Economic Development Employment and Infrastructure/Ministry of Research and Innovation as Manager, Youth Partnerships in Toronto; and in 2016 Director, Organizational Services, City of Toronto, Association of Community Centres, The 519.