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Aimee Johnson

 Project Consultatnt

Anishnaabe Kwe from walpole island First Nation

Aimee's Bio

Aimee is Anishnaabe from Walpole Island First Nation and is passionate about the environment, building community, and community development projects.  She has gained a wide range of experience from her work within the First Nations, public, private, and charitable sectors.  

Her more recent work has included working closely with the Chief and Council of her community as the Director of Governance and Comprehensive Community Planning Coordinator.  In these roles Aimee was responsible for the operation and support of the political office and portfolios,  community engagement, community planning, and project implementation.  Highlights from this work include the redevelopment of two community parks, two phases of a community owned housing project, a variety of community energy projects, the Community Energy Plan, and the planning, fundraising, and design of an expansion of the community arena in partnership with the YMCA.  

Aimee’s other work includes land claims negotiations, communications, intergovernmental relations, indigenous awareness training, fundraising, project management, environmental project review, and coordination of natural heritage, environmental, and species at risk projects.    

In her spare time, Aimee is a musician and co-owner of her family farm business, Kaiya Farms & Market Garden in North Buxton, Ontario.

Corporate Highlights

-- Kaiya Farms & Market Garden Inc. , Owner/Operator
-- WIFN Development LP, Former VP

-- Bkejwanong Gas & Convenience, Founding Board Member

-- Walpole Island Land Trust, Founding Board Member  --


Education & Training Experience

-- Starter Business Plus Training, CKSBC & BizLaunch, 2021
-- Faculty Academic Award, Electrical Techniques, St. Clair College, 2021

-- Workplace Conflict Resolution, Indigenous Leadership Development Institute, 2020

-- Results-Centred Leadership, The Achievement Centre, 2020

-- Additions to Reserve/Reserve Creation Training, National Aboriginal Land Managers Association, 2020

-- Demystifying Finance for Elected Leaders I & II, Aboriginal Financial Officers Association, 2019

-- Separation of Administration & Politics, Nvision Insight Group, 2018

-- First Nations Governance & Effective Leadership, Aboriginal Financial Officers Association, 2018

-- Indigenous Women in Community Leadership Diploma, St. Francis Xavier University, Coady Institute for Leadership, 2017

-- Co-Resolve Training, Deep Democracy, 2016

-- Indigenous Mapping Workshop, Google, 2015

-- Comprehensive Community Planning Workshop, Vancouver, 2015

-- Effective Lobbying & Negotiations, The CCS Group, 2014

-- Communicating With Tact & Professionalism, London, 2014

-- Working Effectively With First Nations Level II, Indigenous Corporate Training, Toronto, 2014

-- Berklee College of Music, Artist Management & Public Relations, 2012-2014

-- Red Cross 2014, CPR/FIRST AID/AED Instructor Certification

-- Parks Canada, Public Relations & Media Training (2011)

-- Canada School of Public Service, Negotiations (2011)

-- Evaluating Communications Programs & Services (2010)

-- Orientation to Government Communications (2010), Research Techniques for Effective Communications (2010)

-- Public Events Management (2010)

-- Ontario Recreational Canoe and Kayak Association 2008, Flatwater Level C Certification

-- Simon Weisenthal Centre for Holocaust Studies 2008, Tools For Tolerance

-- Comprehensive Community Planning Workshop, 2006, Gwen Phiillips & Carolyn King

-- Indigenous Corporate Training 2007, WORKING EFFECTIVELY WITH FIRST NATIONS

-- Rockhurst University Training 2006, MANAGING MULTIPLE PRIORITIES and PROJECTS certification

-- Trent University 2001-2003 BIOLOGY/PHSYCHOLOGY   --

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