Director, Business Development and Strategic Initiatives
Paul-Emile re-joined the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business on October 31st, 2016. Prior to that, he had been active in the field of Research, Consulting and Business Development for the past fourteen years. In 2007, he completed his honours degree in History, Political Science and Canadian Studies at the University of Toronto and his Masters in Environmental Studies at York University, with a focus on Indigenous knowledge and a Major Research Paper titled The Traditional Rights of Ways on the Walpole Island First Nation, via Henry Ford.
In the spring 2013, he finished a research project on a Métis narrative of the War of 1812-14 for the Métis Nation of Ontario. In August 2013, he joined the CCAB as a Research Analyst and completed the Ontario Aboriginal Business Survey 2014 and led the National Aboriginal Business Survey, which was released in 2016. He is a Métis scholar who has been published in numerous books, articles and magazines. He completed work as a Researcher and Consultant alongside the late author James Laxer and his bestselling books titled Tecumseh & Brock The War of 1812 and Staking Claims to a Continent. In May 2015, he joined the Canadian Board Diversity Council managing the Research Portfolio, which included the Annual Report Card 2015-16 and the Diversity 50 initiative. He is of Métis descent with ancestors attached to Métis Scrip applications and currently resides in Toronto