National Director for Indigenous Engagement
Wade is a proud community member of the Six Nations of the Grand River with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a minor in Indigenous Studies from McMaster University. He is a tireless champion for Indigenous rights and economic development and is committed to promoting Reconciliation. Wade has worked 30+ years with and within Indigenous communities, initially as an entrepreneur. He has over a decade in leadership roles, many of which were directly with Indigenous communities in Canada. Currently, Wade is the National Director for Indigenous Engagement for BGIS, responsible for the Canadian Indigenous Engagement program which entails creating and implementing a business strategy that facilitates greater Indigenous participation in a meaningful manner. Previously, he was the Acting CEO for Mississaugas of the Credit Business Development Corporation. Wade has also served on the inaugural Board of Directors for the Mississaugas of the Credit Business Corporation as well as the Board of Directors for Ni’Akinde (an Indigenous consortium between Tlicho Investment Corporation, Des Nedhe Group and Mississaugas of the Credit Business Corporation).