Trina Maher


Bridging Concepts

Meet Trina:

Trina Maher, a member of Mattagami First Nation, is the President of Bridging Concepts, an Indigenous human resources consultancy with the vision to see ‘Indigenous peoples enjoy meaningful careers in Canadian workplaces.’  Since 1999, Trina has been helping people and ideas connect to accelerate Indigenous workplace inclusion for the private and public sectors across numerous industries which include mining, construction, environmental services, and federal government contractors.

 She is known for her customized and practical strategies that help organizations foster productive partnerships with Indigenous communities to effectively hire, retain and advance Indigenous talent. Trina is an award-winning Indigenous career development thought leader who supports Nation building by providing professional development for Indigenous employment and community agencies in all regions of the country. 

Trina is a founding council member of Canada’s Career Development Practitioner Centre, Advisor for the Canadian Aboriginal Human Resource Management Association, and Council Member of the Professional Geoscientists Ontario.

She is a regular training facilitator for Toronto Metropolitan University, Algoma University, and a guest speaker George Brown College, in addition to her commitment to providing Indigenous perspectives on workplace and career inclusion at provincial and national conferences. Trina is a traveller, having been to about 20+ countries, who enjoys gathering new insights and ‘AHA’ moments when she is pondering in new places.

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