We are excited to welcome Jacie Alook to the Bridges team as Program Manager - Youth and Community!
"Jacie (she/her) is nehiyaw iskwew, from Wabasca, Alberta. She is a member of Bigstone Cree Nation, of Treaty 8. Jacie joined the Program Management team with experience supporting collaborative approaches, development of sustainable partnerships and coordination of coalition initiatives. Previously, she worked at the organizational level coordinating reconciliation and decolonization efforts, as well, participating in research and data mobilization for system change. She graduated from the University of Calgary with a BA in International Indigenous Studies, with a minor in Geography.
Her involvement in community building began when she entered university as a single parent. Participating in student leadership opportunities and volunteerism, often with her children, opened a world of learning and growth potential – from travels to Peru, connection through ceremony and land-based learning, and sharing her story on campus. Her passion is rooted in creating and deepening relationships for unity, wellness, and sense of belonging. Her greatest teachers are now teenagers, she raises with her partner - instilling purpose and curiosity for life.
Jacie is excited to work alongside youth and the Canada Bridges team to help utilize story to empower and identify strength in diverse communities and embrace collective potential toward transformational change for future generations."