Feb 14, 2019 12:30 PM
Lindsay Kretschmer
Aboriginal Community Well Being

Lindsay’s family comes from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. She is German and Mohawk; Wolf Clan and her spirit name is Swooping Hawk. Lindsay has worked in the non-profit sector for nearly 20 years, most recently as the Executive Director of the Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy, where she led a full scale organizational re-development plan for programs in Ontario, which included notable revenue, partner and resource advancements. She has served in senior management roles both locally and provincially for both the OFIFC and NCFST and she started her community service work as a volunteer at Council Fire Native Cultural Centre as a teenager, 19 years ago. Her areas of expertise include; Indigenous social justice issues, and wellbeing, provincial and federal negotiations, program and training development, research and evaluation, policy and advocacy and capacity and partnership building.

Lindsay is passionate about Indigenous community wellbeing and she has a strong commitment to developing sustainable and measurable solutions for social change and lasting impact. Lindsay holds a Women’s Studies certificate from York University, an Advanced Diploma in Advertising, an Executive-Level Conflict Management and ADR certificate from University of Windsor Law School, and a Diversity Leadership certificate from the Schulich School of Business at York University. Lindsay was the recipient of the 2003 YWCA Young Woman of Distinction Award and she has been featured in a variety of media for her commitment to social change and advocacy. Lindsay is the Current Executive Director of the Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council (TASSC).