Navigator of New Initiatives, Centre for Employment Innovation
Angela Bear is a Certified Career Development Practitioner who has worked within the Nova Scotia Works Employment Services system for several years prior to joining the Centre for Employment Innovation (CEI), Coady Institute, St. Francis Xavier University Extension Department in 2017 as the Navigator of New Initiatives.
Born and raised in Nova Scotia and self-identifies as an African Nova Scotian woman, Angela has a passion for social change and creating more diverse and inclusive systems so all individuals can live a full and abundant life. Leading innovative programs that are driven by first voice, co-developed, designed and implemented into systems through collaborative efforts with partners and stakeholders, builds the solid foundations to trusting relationships.
Angela believes that creating social change is achieved by committing to doing the hard work which involves engaging in difficult conversations, sharing stories and taking time to respect and validate individuals then reflect on what the missing gaps are within a system with a focus on rebuilding policies and practices to be welcoming, safe and inclusive for all.