Creative Fire is hosting its first “Fireside Chat” on September 14 all about Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs). This virtual session will feature a discussion with Luc Jolicoeur (Partner/Senior Vice President, Sustainability at CIMA+) and Maggie Hall (Corporate Social Responsibility & Impact Manager at Tridel) who will share their RAP journeys, including:
- What drove their organizations to create RAPs
- Reconciliation commitments that make up their RAPs
- Lessons learned from the RAP process
This Fireside Chat will be facilitated by Sean Willy, CEO, Des Nedhe Group. The September 14 session is all booked up, but we will hosting the next chat in the near future. Please contact us if you would like to be part of the next Fireside Chat on RAPs.
More about our contributors and facilitator
Contributor: Luc Jolicoeur, Partner/Senior Vice President, Sustainability, CIMA+
Luc Jolicoeur holds both a Bachelor degree and a Master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from Université Laval, along with a Post-Graduate diploma from École nationale d’administration publique.
He has acquired more than 30 years of experience in the design and management of multidisciplinary projects, and after overseeing the Buildings Engineering Division for seven years, he is now responsible for the ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) strategy of CIMA+ across Canada.
A LEED certified professional, Luc is a passionate promoter of sustainable development and infrastructure life-cycle analysis. He is also involved as a volunteer with a number of professional, athletic and charitable organizations.
Contributor: Maggie Hall, Corporate Social Responsibility & Impact Manager, Tridel
Maggie Hall holds a Master of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo in Health Geography. The initiatives she works on at Tridel focus on promoting health and well-being, improving equitable access to meaningful employment, reducing the carbon footprint, and managing the organization’s Strategic Social Investments. As Chair of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Accountability Network, she works to foster inclusion and engagement in the organization and beyond through core initiatives like reconciliation.
Moderator: Sean Willy, CEO, Des Nedhe Group
Sean Willy believes relationship-building is the key to success. Since first joining Des Nedhe Group as Vice President in 2016, he has helped establish strong ties between our companies and Indigenous and non-Indigenous partners. These relationships have led to numerous business development initiatives and have fuelled the rapid growth and expansion of Des Nedhe as a whole.
Sean’s approach to business is influenced by his roots in the Denesuline and Métis communities. Growing up in a mining household, he experienced life in communities across the Canadian Shield – from the Northwest Territories to Nunavut, and Alberta to Saskatchewan. Sean understands the expectations and diverse needs of Indigenous people. He believes in the potential of Des Nedhe to serve English River members now and for generations to come.
With more than 20 years in the resource sector, Sean is highly knowledgeable in the fields of Corporate Responsibility, Indigenous Engagement, Strategy and Development. He served as Cameco’s Director of Corporate Responsibility and is credited for helping forge partnerships with Indigenous Peoples throughout Canada, the United States and Australia. Mr. Willy is a member of the North Slave Métis Alliance and is a former Board Member and Co-Chair of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.