Wendy Landry, President

Board Chair & President

"As a First Nations woman from Red Rock Indian Band, I am honoured to serve on the Board of OFNTSC as the Chair and President.  I look forward to humbly offering any of my experience, sharing knowledge, and learning from those who are long-term serving members of this board.  I look forward to supporting the First Nations to improve services and improve sustainability and the quality of life in any way to our people."

Ms. Landry is an experienced professional with demonstrated leadership training and skills, who has led many boards, committees and appointed to Boards, with a broad range of interests and skills. With over 35 years of experience working for profit and not-for-profit organizations, private and public sector, as well as performing municipal services, she has developed excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills. Ms. Landry is a member of Red Rock Indian Band, born and raised in Nipigon. 

In her current role as Vice President Indigenous Leadership, Partnerships and Strategies at Confederation College. As a part of the Senior Leadership team at Confederation College, Wendy leads the Student Support Services, Library and as well as is the VP of Apiwin, and the entire Negahneewin Office and Strategies. Wendy has worked in Private sector in Indigenous Engagement and previous role as Manager of Indigenous and Municipal Affairs for Enbridge Gas (formally Union Gas), Ms. Landry has developed, maintained, and managed relationships with First Nations and Metis Communities, as well as all three levels of governments. She has conducted and manages all consultation files on new projects for the Northern Region, support the organization on its duty to consult obligations, and has developed educational training programs for employees on the history of Indigenous Peoples. Ms. Landry as also provided this training to other organizations (e.g., both levels of government departments, school boards and other professional organizations, corporations and municipalities and financial institutions) as an independent public educator. Ms. Landry is also the Mayor of the Municipality of Shuniah.

Ms. Landry has extensive experience in Board governance and leadership, as well as being certified in Governance Training. She is currently the President of the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association, appointed to the MPAC (Municipal Property Assessment Corp) and has served in various Board capacities for the Common Voice Northwest, Confederation College Board of Governors, Thunder Bay District Municipal Association. She has also served as Chairperson for the City of Thunder Bay Crime Prevention Council and as Co-Chair of the City of Thunder Bay Anti-Racism Committee and various other advisory roles.