Kris Archie, a Secwepemc and Seme7 woman from the Ts’qescen First Nation, is passionate about heart-based community work and facilitating positive change. In her own words: “My lived experiences as a mixed blood woman, mother and community member informs my desire for inclusion, accessibility, and justice”. Archie was the project manager for the Vancouver Foundation’s youth homelessness initiative, called Fostering Change before becoming the Executive Director of “The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada”, an open network to promote giving, sharing, and philanthropy in Aboriginal communities across the country. In all of her roles, Kris works to transform philanthropy and contribute to positive change by creating spaces of learning, relationship-building and activation.
Communications & Media Coordinator
Phone: 613.236.2664 ext. 368
Shereen is a first generation immigrant to Canada migrating with her family from Lusaka, Zambia. Though the transition was not easy life in Canada has been truly rewarding. Her experiences with wealth disparity and segregation have shaped her outlook on life. She has a compulsion for true equality and cultural preservation. Shereen has a core passion to learn and aid in the journey toward true reconciliation. This passion ignited while conducting a major project at The University of Ottawa regarding Indigenous realities in Canada.
Shereen has a knack for interacting with others and loves to engage with the community. She is a highly motivated and intelligent communications professional specializing in public relations and day-to-day tactical execution of social media activity.
Shereen has been credited for creativity, strong interpersonal skills, written and verbal, coupled with the ability to shape quick relationships and build strategic professional partners. She is known for a superior ability to coordinate and prioritizes multiple responsibilities/projects in a fast-paced, goal-oriented, team environment. Shereen is people-oriented and has a passion for philanthropic work. She is a blue-sky thinker and is always on the look out for opportunities for innovation. It is her inclination to maintain an open-minded approach to daily collaborations.