Recent Work

A conversation on race and politics

What happens to democracy when the people in power don’t reflect the people they represent? The Hill Times’ managing editor Charelle Evelyn sits down with Independent MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Indigenous Reconciliation Group CEO Rose LeMay, and former Harper government senior adviser Alykhan Velshi Velshi for an inspiring, enlightening and challenging conversation about race and politics…

Column in the CBA’s National

Rose LeMay was invited to write a column for the Canadian Bar Association’s The National.  It’s about knowledge and values of lawyers and law practitioners, see the full article here.

At the BC Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

On June 5, Rose had the amazing opportunity to join the BC Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation’s all-staff event.  Many employees at this special ministry have worked for years here, which is a mark of consistently strong leadership.  The event was graced with dancers, a sign of the knowledge and understanding of the ministry…

The Massey Lectures 2018

Rose LeMay supported the tour of Tanya Talaga on the Massey Lectures in 2018! In her 2018 CBC Massey Lectures series, titled All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward, prize-winning journalist Tanya Talaga (author of Seven Fallen Feathers) explores the legacy of cultural genocide against Indigenous peoples.  For Talaga, that cultural genocide has led to a…

Talking about Indigenous Cultural Competence with STEM leaders

July 2018 – The IRG shared a wonderful day with Actua and their young leaders in STEM who are travelling across Canada this summer to share about the potential of careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  Can we say, our STEM future is in good hands with this group of amazing leaders?

Keynote with the Public Policy Forum

May 2018 – Had a great opportunity to share about reconciliation over a lunch-and-learn at the Public Policy Forum.  What works?  Building relationship with First Nations, Inuit and Métis in your local area.  It starts with relationship.

Meeting with Sami in Norway and Sweden

May 2018 – In her role as International Chair of the Wharerātā Group, Rose participated in meetings with Sami and Indigenous leaders in mental health from around the world in Karasjok, Norway, and Stockholm, Sweden, at the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership.  It’s always a great day to meet new friends and learn more…

The_IRG was at Upstream 2018

April 2018 – Rose LeMay speaking at Upstream‘s Closing the Gap – The Next 150 conference. With Max Fine Day, Lorraine Rekmans and Ryan Meili.  Does your health organization’s board include Indigenous people?

New Certified ICC Facilitators in Nunavut

March 2018 – With Minister of Health the Hon. Pat Angnakak, twelve new Certified ICC Facilitators take the stage!  What does leadership look like?  Strong self-awareness of culture, ability to manage difficult conversations to find common ground, and a vision for reconciliation.  This is what a Certified ICC Facilitator brings to the adult education classroom.

CIHI does reconciliation in a good way

March 2018 – Over the past year, almost all employees of the Canadian Institute on Health Information have taken our Indigenous Cultural Competence course.  CIHI continues to be a leader in organizational reconciliation:  the first session was for senior executives to ‘walk the talk’, made opportunity for all employees to learn more about their opportunity…