Certification Coordinator - West
Geraldine is from Paul First Nation, Alberta, however, calls the City of Edmonton home. Originally from the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, she is a Stoney Isga woman who speaks her language fluently and practices her cultural and traditional ways of being. She respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Treaty 6 territory-Alberta, traditional lands of First Nations and Métis people.
She holds numerous years of experience in administration and management, having worked with different levels of government, tribal affiliations, and Indigenous non-profit organizations, she brings to Cando a wealth of knowledge. She also has experience in entrepreneurship, business development, community development, project management, mental health and addictions, and curriculum development.
She is a graduate from Athabasca University, earning a two-year Diploma in Health Administration, a Bachelor of Administration degree, and working on her Master of Arts – Integrated Studies, with a focus in two streams, Community Development and Adult Education.
She is well-rounded individual, focusing on her self-care, enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren, teaching them about Indigenous ways of being, including maintaining communal relationships with people, and ensuring balance in the four aspects of our being (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual).
Geraldine is extremely grateful for the opportunity to work with communities, organizations, and economic development officers that contribute to the success of Cando’s vision and mission:
Cando’s Vision: To be the leading authority on Indigenous Community Economic Development.
Cando’s Mission: To build capacity which strengthens Indigenous economies by providing programs and services to Economic Development Officers.
For your economic development training needs and education, please feel free to contact Geraldine at the phone number and email listed below