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Board

Animikii's Board of Directors

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Jeff Ward

Jeff founded Animikii in 2003 and has orchestrated and managed its growth ever since. Everything Jeff does in business is geared towards uplifting his family, communities and Indigenous Peoples. He is Ojibwe and Métis, originally from Manitoba, and now lives and works in Victoria, BC on Lekwungen territory. Jeff is a web designer, software developer, author, and speaker. He also serves as a board member for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN).

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Robyn Ward

Robyn is the Director of People Operations at Animikii and has been working at Animikii since 2003. She collaboratively supports the team in a variety of ways: recruitment, finances, bookkeeping, strategy, operations and serving on the Board. She has a background in Executive Coaching, Counselling, Psychology, and Art Therapy. Robyn (BA, CEC) is an artist, author and volunteer counsellor for Esquimalt Neighbourhood House. Robyn has Ukrainian, German and European ancestry and was born in Winnipeg, MB on Treaty 1 Territory.

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Stephen Nairn

Stephen is of mixed European heritage. Prior to joining Raven Indigenous Capital Partners in 2018, Stephen was the Founder and Managing Partner of AHL Venture Partners, an impact investing firm dedicated to scaling disruptive, scalable, and mission-driven enterprises across Sub-Saharan Africa. Stephen lives and works alongside his wife and two children on the traditional unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil Wau-tuth First Nations.

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Diane Roussin

Diane is a leader and social innovator. She is currently the Project Director of the Winnipeg Boldness Project and has a long track record of working to make change at the systems level. She is a proud member of Skownan First Nation and lives in Winnipeg. Diane is our first community Board Member. 

 Click here to view Animikii's Board Diversity Policy.