Program Manager - Indigenous Women in Community Leadership
Sheila is a Mi’kmaq from Listuguj First Nation in Quebec on the border with Campbellton, N.B. and is the mother of one daughter. Sheila worked with Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) as a Regional Liaison Officer with the Atlantic Region and as a former policy analyst in Governance for INAC Headquarters. She is also a former policy analyst for the Aboriginal Relations Office at Human Resources and Skills Development Canada where she worked primarily on Aboriginal women and youth employment policy.
Sheila has also taught the “Issues in Diversity and First Nations” course for the Police Foundations Program at Algonquin College in Ottawa. She worked as a policy analyst for the Native Women’s Association of Canada. Sheila also had summer jobs with the Assembly of First Nations on a fishery project and as a researcher/policy analyst for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples.
Sheila has a BA Major in Political Science from Concordia University in Montreal, a LLB from the University of Ottawa and received her call to the bar in 1998 with the Law Society of Upper Canada.
'Moving Beyond Discrimination' - a video interview with Sheila Isaac, Manager of the Indigenous Women in Community Leadership program at Coady International Institute. Sheila describes her background, how she learned to overcome discrimination and unfairness to assume a leadership role as an aboriginal woman. She reflects on the importance of mentors and positive influences for aboriginal women in business and in the community.
Featured on the Aboriginal Entrepreneurship website at http://www.ideaconnector.net/shiela-isaac-moving-beyond-discrimination/
Posted on Feb. 15, 2013