Deloitte Vancouver Announces Addition of Wendy Grant-John to their National Aboriginal Client Services Practice
VANCOUVER, BC – March 14, 2011 – Lisa Ethans, Partner of Deloitte Vancouver is pleased to announce that Wendy Grant-John has joined Deloitte’s National Aboriginal Client Services Practice as Senior Advisor. Ms. Grant-John is an influential leader in the First Nations community and has been recognized for her significant work in advancing the cultural, political and economic base of the Musqueam community. Ms. Grant-John served three terms as Chief of the Musqueam First Nations, she was the first woman elected Regional Vice-Chief to the Assembly of First Nations, and was also the Co-Chair of the Renewal Commission for the Assembly of First Nations. As Musqueam Chief, Wendy launched the first Aboriginal commercial fishery in Canada, and was involved with her community in winning two landmark Supreme Court cases that solidified Aboriginal rights in the Constitution.
She previously worked at Indian and Northern Affairs Canada as Associate Regional Director-General of British Columbia, and served as a lay bencher of the Law Society of British Columbia. Ms. Grant-John also served as a board member with Canadian Lands Company Limited, as well as served as a Commissioner on the Pacific Salmon Commission. She was a founding member and board member of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation and a founder of Musqueam Weavers.
Wendy has an honorary doctorate of Law from Royal Roads University and has won many distinctions and awards, including the 2001 YWCA Woman of Distinction Award for Social Action. At the 2006 National Aboriginal Achievement Awards, she was recognized for her 30 year career in advancing Aboriginal cultural, social and political advancement in Canada and for diversifying the economic base of the Musqueam First Nation.
“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Wendy to our Financial Advisory practice in Vancouver. Wendy has an exceptional talent in identifying ways to advance economic opportunities of First Nations communities and her expertise will be drawn on to advise our Aboriginal clients both provincially and nationally. I am confident that with her insight and extensive experience, the Aboriginal Client Services team will be better able to offer tailored services that match the unique needs of our clients.” said Lisa Ethans.
Deloitte, one of Canada’s leading professional services firms, provides tax, audit, consulting, and financial advisory services through more than 7,600 people in 56 offices. Deloitte operates in Québec as Samson Bélair/Deloitte & Touche s.e.n.c.r.l. the firm is dedicated to helping clients and its people excel. Deloitte is the Canadian member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.
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