• CSAE Alberta Chat & Cheers

    Join the free virtual networking events hosted each month by local CSAE Network Councils and take part in facilitated conversation about a current topic relevant to association professionals. All are welcome to this event at no charge (both members and non-members).


    Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021 — 4:00 to 5:00 pm MDT

    What We Will Talk About

    CSAE Alberta is very honoured and pleased to welcome Jordan Wapass and Carey Calder to share their perspectives and expertise on Active Reconciliation and associations. The format will be a panel discussion followed by opportunities for Q&A.

    All are welcome to join with open minds and open hearts as we explore how the association sector can help Canadians to walk a good path of Reconciliation. Please plan to attend for the 1-hour duration of the event.

    About the Speakers

    Carey Calder, MBA, Nakanagis Inc. | Founder & Principal

    Carey Calder has over 15 years of senior management experience within Indigenous organizations and specializes in not-for-profit (NFP) organizational development and strategic direction.

    Originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Carey is a proud member of Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek (Sand Point First Nation) and has called Ottawa home since 2003. Carey holds her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Athabasca University and is an experienced administrator with corporate financial expertise and solid governance understanding.

    In early 2020, Carey proudly launched Nakanagis Inc., an Indigenous owned Canadian consulting that weaves her unique first-hand knowledge and perspective into tailored approaches and solutions to Indigenous businesses, corporate executives and not-for-profit service delivery organizations.

    Jordan Wapass, BA, MPP

    Jordan Wapass is Cree and a member of Thunderchild First Nation in Saskatchewan. He is a knowledgeable executive with over 12 years of experience in the non-profit sector and in First Nations governments located in Saskatchewan and Ontario/Quebec.

    Since 2019, he has built a successful boutique consulting firm, Cree8ive Advisory and also owns an e-commerce business called the Rez Life.

    Jordan earned his master’s degree in Public Policy from Simon Fraser University (SFU) in 2010. In 2015, SFU named Jordan one of the school’s Top 50 most inspiring graduate students of the last 50 years. Recently, he received his certification from IDEO in Design Thinking and has completed the work toward the Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager designation through AFOA Canada. He is currently pursuing his Executive MBA through SFU.