The Education Director provides leadership and administrative direction for the management of the Education Secretariat and the Anishinabek Educational Institute.
In leading the Education Secretariat, the Director is responsible for the over-all administration, direction and alignment of all areas of education and policy. These areas range from early childhood, elementary, secondary and post-secondary education for the Union of Ontario Indians’ 39 Anishinabek communities. The Secretariat is committed to monitoring and analyzing any policy and legislative proposals that come from both the Provincial and Federal governments of Canada.
The Education Director is responsible for directing, advising, and budgeting, as well as, the operation and administration of the Anishinabek Educational Institute (AEI) as mandated by the Anishinabek General Assembly resolution 93/13.
Current committees that the Education Director participates in are: the Aboriginal Institute Consortium (AIC) and the First Nation Education Coordination Unit (FNECU). The Director has also served as the former chair person for the Aboriginal Institute Consortium, the Council of Regency, has sat on Queen’s University Aboriginal Council as well as the National Association of Indigenous Institutes of Higher Learning.
The Education Director is committed to creating and maintaining a work environment that is comfortable, supportive and based on values of sharing, caring and respect.