The Aboriginal Entrepreneurship National Advisory Circle is comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds and rich expertise. Its members advise management on designing and delivering online programming. The focus is on helping Aboriginal people interested in becoming business entrepreneurs or those with early stage businesses to find practical information, insights and inspiration to run and grow their business – to connect, share, engage and prosper. The Council’s individual and collective leadership experience and knowledge support Idea Connector Network’s mission to “advance the Aboriginal Entrepreneurship”.

The Council is supported by a management team of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal experts with a rich skill set in areas of entrepreneurship, social media, innovation research, communications, public relations and public policy advocacy.

Executives in Residence often act as champions of specific topics such as forward thinking, planning, leadership, community relationships, financing, supply chain management, procurement and other professional disciplines.


National Advisory Circle Member     

(to be announced)

Management Team

Guy Dancause
Chief Customer Officer               Tel. 613.686.1190 ext. 101

Chantal Daniels Batt
Coordinator Careers 20/20
Aboriginal Community Relations

Karen Mackenzie
Women’s Sharing Circle Editor
Mackintosh Consulting

Chantal Fraser
Human Resources Editor
Empowered Path Consulting

Shane Webster
Video Producer

James Lévêque
Corporate Communications

David Newman
Managing Editor
Newman Communications


Executives in Residence

David Harries, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Executive in Residence
(Foresight, Human Security and Leadership)                Tel. 613.686.1190

John E. (Jack) Smith
Executive in Residence (Foresight)  Tel. 613.686.1190