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Josée Lusignan, President and cofounder


As a social entrepreneur and communications strategist, Josée is a voice for relevant and practical community transformation. In 2012, Josée mobilized hundreds of friends and colleagues in projects to support students in the nearby Algonquin community of Rapid Lake in Quebec. The success of her efforts grew into a national movement, from where ILFP was created. Josée is also the cofounder of Good4.Global, a fast-growing sustainability initiative, which finds its roots in Josée's many years of learnings as she has worked with over 100 Indigenous communities across Canada. 

Joe Bevan, Administrator

Joe is Nisga’a/Tsimshian from the Kitselas First Nation, located on the Northwest coast of British Columbia. Joe is passionate about First Nations succeeding in economic development and has spent his career working through the challenges that many face. As a former Councillor and Chief for his nation, he has worked with industry, government, and other organizations to push the economic agenda. In addition to his role as administrator of the I Love First Peoples organization and sits on the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology as board governor, co-chair of the Audit, Risk Management Committee, and Chair of the Kyah Development Corporation. Joe’s is also currently completing a MBA at Royal Roads University.

Dave Rooke, Administrator

Following a 31-year career as a military pilot/Air Force officer in the Canadian Forces, Dave completed another long career in industry, specializing in remote camp logistics and aviation programs in high threat environments. Dave brings many years of board experience through his involvement with local service organizations. 

Adam "Hyper-T" Tanuyak, Advisor

Adam is a pioneer, and one of the founding fathers of Inuit rap as it exists today. The winner of a 2019 Canadian Screen Award for an Original Song that he co-wrote with DJ Shub and 666God, his music has reached #1 on the Indigenous Music Countdown and has been featured in major films, including The Grizzlies and Iqaluit. Adam uses music as an outlet to talk about issues that affect him and most other Nunavummiut – suicide, substance abuse, and mental illness.

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