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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Montreal, QC – Noted conductor, composer, and First Nations education activist, John Kim Bell will deliver the keynote address at the 2008 Cannexus Conference at the Delta Centre-Ville in Montreal on April 15th, 2008.
Mr. Bell, a leader in First Nations education issues will address educators from across Canada on issues and barriers relating to Aboriginal career development.
John Kim Bell, an internationally recognized cultural figure, started his career conducting Broadway musicals in New York and developed an international career as a symphonic conductor. He is best known for establishing the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, National Aboriginal Achievement Awards, and Blueprint for The Future Aboriginal Youth Career Fairs for which he has received numerous awards including the Order of Canada, Order of Ontario, and the Royal Bank Award For Canadian Achievement. Over a period of 20 years, Mr. Bell built his Foundation into Canada’s largest Aboriginal charity awarding $20 million in scholarships to Aboriginal students.
The 2008 Cannexus Conference is a national Career Development Conference designed to promote the exchange of information and explore innovative approaches in the areas of career counselling and career development. It is organized by the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC).
Mr. Bell is currently Senior Advisor, Aboriginal Affairs with Brookfield Renewable Power and the CEO of Bell & Bernard Limited, a management consulting company focused on First Nations Economic Development. He is also an Intervenor for National Chief Phil Fontaine in Ontario’s Integrated power Systems Plan.
For more information on John Kim Bell please visit www.bellbernard.com or www.johnkimbell.com. For further information on the Cannexus conference please visit www.cannexus.ca.
For further information contact:
Trina Moyan, Director of Communication
Bell and Bernard Ltd.
(519) 445-1222 tmoyan @ bellbernard.com (no spaces)
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