Truth to Reconciliation: What can we do?


CRIEC launched its 2017/18 Community Partners series with an engaging conversation with Dr. Marie Delorme. She led us in an interactive discussion about the non-profit service sector’s contribution to the larger national conversation on Truth and Reconciliation.

Our sector has much to offer. The key is listening carefully to the stories and to what might be needed—and then responding respectfully and accordingly. Dr. Delorme guided us in this approach.

As one of Canada’s most important voices on intercultural leadership, Dr. Delorme certainly walks the talk by deftly combining business acumen as the founder and CEO of The Imagination Group of Companies with extensive non-profit expertise. She chairs the RCMP Foundation board and serves on the boards of The Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking, River Cree Enterprises, and National Aboriginal Economic Development.

She mentors youth, is an advisor to two universities, and is perhaps this country’s busiest speaker!

Her awards are numerous and varied, including Indspire Business and Commerce; Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100; Alberta Centennial Medal; University of Calgary Dr. Douglas Cardinal Award; Alberta Chamber of Commerce Business Award of Distinction; Calgary Chamber of Commerce Salute to Excellence Award, and Métis Nation Entrepreneurial Leadership Award.

Thank you Dr. Delorme for your guidance and wisdom, and to all who came out to participate and listen!