Our Board of Directors consists of professionals dedicated
to our artistic mandate.
MIGIZIW (BOB) CRAWFORD
Migiziw (Bob) Crawford is a member of the Snimikobi Algonquin First Nation, Algonquins of Ontario. He is currently the Indigenous Professor/Counsellor at George Brown College. He has over 30 years of experience in leadership positions in various mental health, child welfare and addiction settings. His past work includes consultation and training on Indigenous multi-generational trauma issues for numerous child welfare agencies. Bob has developed curriculum and training manuals for Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal agencies and communities in regards to health care, child welfare and historical trauma. Additionally, Bob is the former Chief of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation and has sat on numerous boards of directors including Anishnawbe Health as president, Algonquin Nation Land Claim Negotiations Directorate executive board member and Native Earth Performing Arts, Toronto.
Georgia Quartaro’s career has centred on creating more inclusive and meaningful programs for people facing barriers to education and training: women facing domestic violence, women with disabilities and addiction and mental health histories, Indigenous women and new Canadians. Georgia worked in Brazil connecting impoverished women to jobs and education and advancing a more inclusive national educational strategy. In the 35 years she spent working at George Brown College, Georgia helped develop the Assaulted Women’s and Children’s Counsellor/Advocate Program (AWCCA) and most recently held the role of Dean of the Centre for Preparatory and Liberal Studies. Georgia and a Confederation College colleague created a northern certificate program based on AWCCA, bringing expertise and training to women in northern Ontario doing frontline anti-violence work in First Nations communities. Georgia also participates in the Indigenous Peoples Education Circle which supports Indigenous learners in Ontario’s community colleges.
Jacqueline Nunes has held senior positions in strategic communications for 10 years. In her current role, she leads marketing and communications for Nature United, which builds on over a decade of partnerships with Indigenous Nations in Canada to conserve nature and drive sustainable local economies. (Nature United is the Canadian affiliate of the Nature Conservancy, the world’s largest conservation organization). Previously, Jacqueline led fundraising communications for WWF-Canada after working in the Canadian magazine industry for six years as an editor and writer. At Chatelaine magazine, Jacqueline led the award-winning Health section; she also chased national and international stories as a reporter at Maclean’s magazine, and enforced deadlines as the production manager on the National Post’s news desk. In 2010, Jacqueline took a professional hiatus to earn a master’s degree at York University in protected-area networks and transboundary conservation.
Chloë Crawford is a member of the Snimikobi Algonquin First Nation, Algonquins of Ontario. Chloë is a skilled communications professional who has achieved an Honours BA in Business Communications from Brock University and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Public Relations from Seneca College.
Outside of her current role as a Communications Associate at TD Insurance, Chloë is a leader among TDI’s Indigenous Committee. She focuses on building stronger allyship among non-Indigenous colleagues by creating educational resources and providing Indigenous colleagues with a platform to share their stories and perspective on the TD Intranet. As Chloe was once a part of the TD Insurance Indigenous Internship herself, Chloë now has the honour of co-leading the Internship and making a case to senior executives for stronger cultural and professional support including prioritizing efforts to attract and retain top Indigenous talent at every level. Most recently, Chloë is leading TDI’s support practices for Indigenous Peoples including TDI’s commitment to the TRC.