Presenter ( Janis Jonasen)
Janis Jonasen belongs to the Gitxsan First Nations of Northern BC. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University. Her passion is developing programs that strengthen leadership capacity and empower individuals to reach their goals. Janis is an engaging and inspirational speaker with over 20 years of experience facilitating training on a wide variety of topics. For over half of this time, she was employed in a leadership role providing support and workshops to Indian Residential School Survivors and their families in communities across Vancouver Island. She is motivated to take what she has learned to address the recommendations of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commissioners Report by increasing intercultural competency within the corporate, education and government sectors.