Meet our co-op student, Amber!
Amber is a proud member of Cheam First Nation and is currently in her second year of the Master of Public Administration program at the University of Victoria. Her background includes a Bachelor of Communications from Simon Fraser University and years of experience working on Indigenous affairs in both the public and non-profit sectors. Amber aims to use her work in policy and governance to help First Nations self-determine their futures through the development of good policy and practical governance structures.
Is there anything you’re particularly excited to work on at CMG?
I am excited and honoured to have the opportunity to work with the Castlemain team and its clients. I chose to do my co-op with Castlemain, not only because of its impressive portfolio and solid reputation but also because of its willingness to allow me to work across practice groups to gain a big picture view of the consulting process. I am perhaps most excited about taking on an individual governance project that will assist clients in creating or strengthening custom election processes.
Describe an initiative or project you’re proud of.
I am particularly proud of my work on a photovoice project I led as a part of my work with a child rights advocacy organization. The project allowed youth in government care to learn the skills necessary for effective self-advocacy using photography, storytelling, and leadership training. Following the workshop portion of the project, I supported participants in advocating directly to decision-makers at a series of art exhibitions.