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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.

Jo-Leen Folz
 
Jo-Leen Folz
Network Officer

Jo-Leen is Network Officer for the Council on Corporate Aboriginal Relations, Centre for the North and National Immigration Centre. Jo-Leen works closely with the Directors of each Centre in key functions such as business development, client relationship management, website maintenance, agenda building and coordination of research Centre meetings. In addition to her roles within the three Centre's, Jo-Leen is an active member of the Health and Wellness Committee, Human Resources Committee and on the Steering Committee for the Council Community of Practice at The Conference Board.

Jo-Leen is married with 2 daughters and loves to play volleyball, downhill ski and go camping with her family in the summer months.

Jo-Leen is a college graduate with over 15 years of work experience in office administration and project coordination.

Custom Research Team 

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

Kaitlyn Rathwell
Senior Research Associate I
613-520-8627
Email imagerathwell@conferenceboard.ca

Oana Spinu
Senior Research Associate I
613-526-3090
Email imagespinu@conferenceboard.ca

Jane Cooper
Senior Research Associate I
613-526-3090
Email imagecooper@conferenceboard.ca

Amanda Thompson
Senior Research Associate I
613-526-3090
Email imageThompson@conferenceboard.ca


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Contact Us

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

Jo-Leen Folz
Network Officer
613-526-3090x493
Email imagefolz@conferenceboard.ca