The Indigenous Relations and Inclusion section, within Corporate Strategic Services, works within the Corporation to raise awareness and understanding of the cultural protocols involved in engaging with and serving the Indigenous community. This section also plays a lead role in establishing relationships with those organizations, agencies and groups representing and serving the Indigenous communities within the City.

Meet the staff:

Regina Mandamin, Manager - Indigenous Relations and Inclusion

Ms Mandamin is a member of the Wiikwemkoong Unceded Traditional Territory on Manitoulin Island. Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Regina comes to the organization with a breadth of federal, provincial, and First Nations public service experience.

Regina most recently served as Senior Policy Advisor with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Indigenous Health Policy Unit in Toronto, where she worked with First Nations and federal partners supporting First Nations health transformation. Prior to that, she worked with the Chiefs of Ontario in a variety of roles as Senior Research Advisor, focusing on heritage and burial sites issues.

Before moving to Toronto in 2015, Regina worked in the National Capital Region as Policy Analyst with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service’s Industrial Relations Advisory Service, specializing in Indigenous labour relations. She attended law school at the University of Ottawa, and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Canadian Studies) from Carleton University.

 

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