Part II: Indigenous Health Leadership with Leslie Varley

Join us for Part II of an exciting series on the topic of Indigenous Health Leadership! We continue this series on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 with Leslie Varley, Executive Director of the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres.

leslievarleyAbout the Presenter:

As is the Executive Director of BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres,  she and her team focus on supporting the 25 member centers providing front line services to Indigenous people. Previously Leslie held the Indigenous health portfolio at Provincial Health Services Authority where she led the San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training, a facilitated, online decolonizing anti-racism training program offered to the health, social and justice sectors in three Canadian provinces.  Leslie’s community work has focused on ending violence against women and girls. As an Indigenous advocate she has had roles in both provincial and federal governments, and within and for Indigenous community. A member of the Killer Whale house of the Nisga’a Nation, Leslie holds the name T’en De-entkwill Allugigat, meaning “One who leads Indigenous people”  She has a Master’s in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University, and resides in beautiful Lekwungen territory in Victoria, BC.

Key Speaking Points:

In this Learning Circle series, we will learn from the individual journeys of distinguished leaders in Indigenous Health. Presenters may cover topics such as:

  • Self-care
  • Maintaining work-life balance
  • Navigating mainstream systems as an Indigenous professional
  • Shaping policy from within the system
  • Networking and relationship building
  • Team building
  • Mentorship
  • Career advancement and professional development
  • Working with communities


Read Leslie’s article published in the journal Challenging Organizations and Society: “The Challenge of Indigenous Leadership within Mainstream Organizations

Everyone welcome to participate:

Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am (PST)
Place: Participate live via video conference OR computer webinar.
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Registration: is required to participate



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