E. J. and Eva Fontaine
E. J. Fontaine has been the President & CEO of AMIK Inc. (formerly Anishinabek Consultants Inc.) since 2003. He has over 30 years of experience working with Indigenous communities and organizations in various capacities and projects including employment and training, economic development, evaluating programs, conducting labour market research studies and data analysis, developing business plans and marketing plans. He possesses valuable experience in Indigenous engagement and in the management of projects at the local, regional and national levels. EJ is recognized as a national leader in the area of recruitment and retention strategies involving the Indigenous workforce. www.amik.ca
Eva Wilson-Fontaine has over twenty-five years of accumulated experience working in the social services field and with issues involving the Indian Residential School system, Sixties Scoop era and the legacy of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Currently she is the Team Lead for Anish Corporation which involves the management and delivery of culturally based workshops of trauma informed Resolution Health Support services to former students/survivors of Indian residential schools and their families. https://www.anishcorp.ca/
Growing up in Manitoba’s First Nation communities, EJ and Eva are intimately familiar with the systemic barriers that Indigenous people continue to face. With exceptional business acumen and the courage to challenge the status quo, they have successfully blazed new trails upon which others now follow.