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Our Team

Stefan Fournier
 
Stefan Fournier
Director, Indigenous and Northern Communities

Stefan Fournier’s work focuses on co-leading the Indigenous and Northern Communities group, as well as chairing and managing The Conference Board of Canada’s Council on Corporate Aboriginal Relations (CCAR) and its Centre for the North (CFN). He is also an accomplished researcher and policy analyst and has a background in conducting workshops and fieldwork with Northern and Aboriginal communities. This background was acquired through projects on Impact Benefit Agreements (IBAs); economic development in northern and remote environments; Aboriginal youth health and wellness; infrastructure development and maintenance in and around northern Aboriginal communities; community resilience; and northern and rural housing.

Stefan holds a Masters in International Affairs with a focus on conflict resolution and analysis from the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton University.

Adam Fiser
 
Adam Fiser
Principal Research Associate

Dr. Adam Fiser (Ph.D. University of Toronto) co-leads the Indigenous and Northern Communities group, where he manages our lines of custom research. Adam has over 15 years of experience working with Indigenous and territorial partners on a variety of issues including information technology and telecom policy, entrepreneurship, education and human resources development, health and wellness, and governance. He provides technical expertise in participatory and mixed methods research approaches, and contributes a practical knowledge of public policy, strategic development, and evaluation in cross-cultural settings. As an independent research consultant, Adam has worked with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), the Assembly of First Nations Economic Partnerships Unit, and a variety of First Nations Regional Management Organizations.


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Contact Us

For inquiries about Indigenous and Northern Communities executive networks, please contact:

Stefan Fournier
Director, Indigenous and Northern Communities
613-526-3090x449
Email imagestefan.fournier@conferenceboard.ca

For inquiries about Indigenous and Northern Communities custom research, please contact:

Adam Fiser
Principal Research Associate
613-526-3090x391
Email imagefiser@conferenceboard.ca