Roberta believes education is the key to transforming both this country’s Indigenous communities and the nation itself. She calls on us to make constructive change in order to better our economic circumstances. She outlines how education of Indigenous youth would addresses Canada’s growing shortage of skilled labour, while making the case that education is a sustainable investment which exponentially increases benefits over future generations and in a short time pays for itself.
Roberta honed her vision and skills as a leader and constructive disrupter during two of the most important changes of post-war Canada: the ongoing struggle for Indigenous rights and for women’s rights.
In this presentation, she explores the ins and outs of alternative conflict resolution and how it is crucial in making change sustainable.
The rewards promised are greater employment and higher standards of living – but the question is, for whom? What can be done by public and private sectors to protect the interests of real people?
Roberta believes that governments and businesses must increase their credibility and the trust of the public by enhancing their accountability and transparency. She first saw the benefits of this approach when she was Ombudsman for the Province of Ontario and as a result of her accomplishments and approach to good governance, was recognized by Deloitte Canada.
In this presentation, Roberta explores what the public expects of public servants, and the problems public servants have in meeting the expectations of politicians.
It is not easy to speak or hear about the wrongs that have been committed against Indigenous Peoples, but Roberta Jamieson does that with mastery and authenticity. She tells a difficult and painful story while putting forward a cathartic vision that Canadians can work together to make a difference for future generations. One where each diverse individual, each diverse group, has the opportunity and freedom to make their distinct contribution to Canada and the world. She inspires each audience member to play a role in making that original promise good.