Community Foundations of Canada (Canada)
Victoria Grant ICD.d: operates a unique professional consulting services firm focused on Aboriginal affairs. Throughout her career, always with a passionate voice, in her work and in her volunteer activities has always been and continues to be an advocate for more robust Indigenous engagement.
Victoria is of the Loon Clan, Teme-Augama Anishnabai Qway, (Woman of the Deep Water people). N’dakimenan (our Traditional Territory) is the Temagami area in Northern Ontario. She also is a member of the Temagami First Nation, an Indian Band created under the authority of the Indian Act of Canada.
Victoria has been incredibly fortunate in that she has had a very diverse career, beginning as the first band administrator of the Temagami First Nation. Since that time most of her work was in the area of administration and public administration within in the Indigenous community. She has always been and is an avid volunteer. She has served on Foundation boards of directors, locally, provincially and nationally. She was co-founder and inaugural chair of the Temagami Community Foundation.
Currently, she is a Chair of Community Foundations of Canada, Past Chair of The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada and a member of the Advisory Committee of the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award. Follow her on Twitter @GrantJiimaan.