Indigenous Relations Advisor, Ontario Power Generation
Sue is an Advisor on Indigenous Relations (IR) at Ontario Power Generation and has been with the company for 10 years. Prior to her appointment in IR, Sue was the First Nations Assistant Public Affairs Officer at Northeast Operations for 4 years.
Sue has worked to engage Indigenous partner communities involved with key northeast hydroelectric projects including Moose Cree First Nation on the Lower Mattagami Extensions Project and the Taykwa Tagamou Nation on the Peter Sutherland Sr. Generating Station. Sue’s understanding of Indigenous community demographics and culture ensured that each of these projects met the Indigenous communities’ expectations on employment and contracting. Sue continues to ensure that the partner relationships are maintained and enriched.
Sue has worked for Indigenous communities and in the field of Indigenous relations for the past 25 years. She has gained much of her skills and knowledge from experience and through training from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. Sue was a Councillor for her community Mattagami First Nation for a two-year term and was an executive board member for the Timmins Native Friendship Centre for 8 years. Her strong knowledge of Indigenous communities, histories, and issues, as well as her effective communication skills make her a valuable asset to Ontario Power Generation.
The energy sector remains one of Canada’s most important industries, accounting for almost seven percent of the national GDP in 2016 and employing close to five percent of the national labour force. Ontario’s energy sector is second only to Alberta in contributions to the national economy. Maintaining a robust and thriving regional energy sector requires […]