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Come join us in Ottawa at the 8th annual Covenant Chain Link gathering!

THEME: Empowered & Empowering Youth – Learning From Indigenous Youth in Ottawa

WHEN: Friday, October 20, 2017

WHERE: Confederation Education Centre – 1645 Woodroffe Ave

WHO: Featured guests include keynote Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis, Elder Bob Stevenson, Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre Youth and many more!

HOW MUCH: $25 for students and non wage earners | $40 for adults

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Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis was born in Northern Ontario and is a proud member of Nipissing First Nation. She is an educator, author, artist, and keynote speaker with over 15 years’ success advancing innovative programs, strategies and research initiatives across Canada focusing on topics pertaining to Indigenous issues, leadership and diversity, inclusion, and the importance of relationship building today.

Jenny’s efforts have also taken her around the world where she started out at a young age being selected to represent North America to help inform and draft a youth action plan which was adopted at the World Youth Forum of the United Nations System. Drawing on Indigenous and non-Indigenous educational, leadership, and engagement frameworks, Jenny is known for her dedication and exceptional knowledge where she has supported corporations, non-governmental organizations (NGO’s), as well as school districts, universities and colleges.  She has supported these organizations to develop a deep understanding about Indigenous realities (historical/contemporary) while moving their initiatives forward.

Jenny was recently awarded the J.S. Woodsworth Individual Leadership Award for Human Rights and Equity. In 2013, Jenny also received the Distinguished Young Alumni Award, which is presented to a Brandon University alumni, in recognition of their significant achievements in their profession and community service.

Jenny completed her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Calgary. She also holds a Master of Education in Special Education, and she is a certified teacher and learning strategist. She currently resides in Toronto.

For more information please contact Devora Cascante at or by phone at 613.235.9956

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