Speakers

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Kerry-Ann Charles, Cambium Aboriginal Inc.

Climate Change Panel

Kerry-Ann CharlesKerry-Ann is a Member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation and was the Environmental Coordinator for her Community for the past eight years where she was involved in and managed several diverse Environmental programs including the Communities Climate Change Adaptation Program, a program that has been very successful and is currently being undertaken by other First Nations through funding from the Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources and the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change with her support and guidance. Ms. Charles was also responsible for researching and the development of funding proposals which helped sustain the Environment Department, initiating and building relationships with various Environmental organizations, developing partnerships to co-ordinate and carry out various environmental activities as well as promoting education and community involvement in Environmental Health within her community. She has recently just started as the Lands and Climate Change Co-ordinator with Cambium Aboriginal an Environmental Consulting Company that’s objective is to hire First Nation experts to work in First Nations Communities. Here she will have the opportunity to guide and help other First Nations carry out various environmental projects such as the Climate Change Adaptation Project as well as help build the much needed capacity within those communities.