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Founder of Rise Consulting
Annie is a purpose-driven entrepreneur and member of the Métis Nation, dedicated to enriching relationships between Indigenous and corporate communities. Inspired by Reconciliation in Canada and her own Métis ancestry, Annie founded Rise in 2013 to respond to the call to Reconciliation and advance Indigenous inclusion with a focus on economic development.
Bringing together Indigenous and corporate communities to create shared value, Annie champions a values-based approach to strategic inclusion. Her background in economic development, marketing and communications provides her with a solid foundation for translating multifaceted socio-economic challenges and opportunities while leveraging the strengths and skills of those around her.
Annie has been honoured to lead and support highly impactful Indigenous inclusion, economic development and regulatory activities for organizations such as Trans Mountain, Pembina Pipelines and Imperial Oil, and she is told that the positive energy she brings with her work is welcomed. She creates undisputed space for her clients to realize their vision and establish inclusive relationships focused on values, advancing Reconciliation, the creation of value and impactful outcomes.
With the belief that knowledge is a gift that we receive and share, Annie spends time sharing knowledge both informally and formally, speaking at multiple events annually on topics related to Reconciliation and inclusion.
Annie holds a Masters of Business Administration and Aboriginal Relations Leadership Certificate from the University of Calgary, a Bachelor of Tourism Management from Thompson Rivers University and is a Certified Public Participation Practitioner through the International Association of Public Participation. Annie achieved the ESG Competent Boards Certificate and Global Competent Boards Designation in 2021.
Annie is proud to serve as a volunteer Director on the Board with the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business, the Weaving Roots Foundation and the Board with Canadian Business for Social Responsibility; she also serves as a Director on the Board with Shared Value Solutions.
Annie lives within Ktunaxa ?amaki?is, the homelands of the Ktunaxa People, and the Kootenay Region of the Métis Nation of British Columbia in Fernie, British Columbia, with her husband and their two young children where they enjoy skiing, biking and hiking as often as possible.