Certified ICC Facilitators

The topics of Canada's hidden history of relationship with Indigenous peoples and lingering racism against Indigenous today, can be very sensitive. A sensitivity is not a good enough reason to avoid these topics, but the sensitivity demands a high level of skill in the course facilitators to ensure the safety of participants.  Certified ICC Facilitators (CICCF) have adult education theory and practice, facilitation skill, theory and practice in facilitating difficult conversations, and in-depth knowledge of the curriculum areas.  CICCF have proven their skills and knowledge in a proctored exam and meet a quality of standard as set by the Indigenous Reconciliation Group.

Certified ICC Facilitators in southern Canada


Lori Keith

With a MA in Business Administration and significant experience in the health sector, Lori has co-authored five books and written a number of articles, presentations and reports which she has presented in Canada, the US and Europe. She is also a trained facilitator who has developed and delivered courses and workshops for a variety of organizations. Lori is a certified change management professional, and has worked with both large and small organizations across the country.

Donika Jones

Donika holds a Masters in Public Health with experience in Nunavut in health promotion, as well health equity work in Ontario. Donika is active in the voluntary sector and currently sits on the board of the Canadian Public Health Association.

Destine Lord

With some of the extensive experience in facilitating conversations about anti-racism, Destine maintains her CICCF and works in Ottawa.

Certified ICC Facilitators in Nunavut

Through special arrangement with the Government of Nunavut, Certified ICC Facilitators provide ICC in Nunavut. Certified ICC Facilitators (CICCF) have completed an intensive coursework in adult education theory and practice, facilitation skills and in-depth content review; and maintain continuous learning in the content areas.


Joined by the Minister of Health and Rose LeMay, from left to right are the CICCF graduated in 2017-2018:

  • Minister of Health, the then Hon. Pat Angnakak
  • Joseph Murdoch-Flowers, Department of Health (currently on leave from CICCF)
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  • Donika Jones, currently working in the south
  • Helen Hai Yen Hoang, Department of Education
  • Katharine Bartlett, Department of Education
  • Joanne Idlout, Department of Health (no longer working with CICCF)
  • David Aglukark, RCMP
  • Matilda Madekufamba, Department of Education
  • Peter Polanowski, Department of Environment (currently on leave from CICCF)
  • Mumilaaq Qaqqaq, Department of Health (no longer working with CICCF)
  • Jonathan Paradis, currently working in the south
  • Naomi Wilman, Department of Health (currently on leave from CICCF)
  • Rose LeMay, IRG
  • Angela Michielsen, Department of Culture and Heritage
  • Karen Kabloona, Associate Deputy Minister, Department of Health (no longer with CICCF)
  • Hanna Wolff, Executive and Intergovernmental Affairs
  • (missing) Marygalak Ashoona Bergin, Department of Health


The graduating class of spring 2019:

Top left to right:

  • Kerri Tattuinee, Department of Health
  • Jodi Alderson, Department of Education
  • Yvonne Niego, Department of Family Services
  • Jordanne Amos, Department of Family Services
  • Henry Coman, Department of Justice

Bottom left to right:

  • Donna Olsen-Hakongac, Department of Justice
  • Cassandra Mongelluzzo, Department of Education
  • Leah Aliyak Milley, Department of Health
  • Jukipa Kotierk, Department of Health


In collaboration and partnership with the Government of Nunavut, the IRG hosted a cohort of GN employees for two weeks of intensive facilitator training in January and February of this year. Participants learned how to deliver ins and outs of the IRG content for the Indigenous Cultural Competence (ICC) course, teach to adult learners, leadership and supporting others, and personal and professional resilience, to name a few elements.  On February 7, eight individuals became the latest certified Indigenous Cultural Competence Facilitators, certified to deliver ICC in the territory.

From left to right:

  • Amber Aglukark, Department of Health
  • Rose LeMay, IRG
  • Emily Beardsall, Department of Justice
  • Sam Tutanuak, Department of Health
  • Brenda Manning, Department of Education
  • Theresa Koonoo, Department of Health
  • Moses Aronsen, Department of Education
  • Dakota Michaud, Department of Education
  • Destine Lord, IRG
  • Marla Balzer, Physiotherapist (not pictured)