Kris Archie, a Secwepemc and Seme7 woman from the Ts’qescen First Nation, is passionate about heart-based community work and facilitating positive change. In her own words: “My lived experiences as a mixed blood woman, mother and community member inform my desire for inclusion, accessibility and justice.”
Kris was the project manager for the Vancouver Foundation’s youth homelessness initiative, called Fostering Change before becoming the executive director of “The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada,” an open network to promote giving, sharing and philanthropy in Aboriginal communities across the country. In all of her roles, Kris works to transform philanthropy and contribute to positive change by creating spaces of learning, relationship-building and activation. Kris is also an instructor with Simon Fraser University's Dialogue and Civic Engagement Certificate.