Headshot Wanda


Executive Director 

Phone: 613.236.2664 ext. 367

Wanda is Bear Clan, a Haudenosaunee/Algonquin and member of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg. Philanthropy is a common bond Indigenous and the non-Indigenous societies share. It is here Wanda’s flourishes in creating spaces for mutual partnerships with reciprocal learnings and a longer term goal of reconciliation in Canada. Her charitable activities began as a teaching in reciprocity, a fundamental component of global Indigenous cultures. With fifteen years of experience at a local, regional and national level her skills include fundraising, advocacy and learning opportunities to understand philanthropy and Indigenous realities in Canada.

Known to many as a natural communicator and innate bridge builder, Wanda brings her view that reciprocity and reconciliation are action-oriented words when we allow them to be. It is these skills she enthusiastically brings to her position as the Executive Director of The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.






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.