Global Dignity Canada – Chair, Indigenous Outreach
Jeff Copenace, a 34 years old Anishinabe, is from the Ojibways of Onegaming First Nation in Treaty #3. He currently serves as an advisor at the Assembly of First Nations, and provides support to the AFN National Strategy on Treaty Implementation led by the Treaty Nations.
Jeff previously worked as a policy advisor to the Leader of the Official Opposition, the Honourable Michael Ignatieff. He also acted as a senior advisor at Queens Park to both provincial Ministers of Aboriginal Affairs, the Honourable Brad Duguid and the Honourable Michael Bryant.
Prior to Queens Park, Jeff was appointed as an advisor to the Right Honourable Paul Martin in the Prime Ministers Office and was a part of the discussions that led to the Kelowna Accord in 2005.
Jeff is a graduate from Carleton University. In 2003, MacLean’s Magazine named him one of Canada’s top leaders under the age of thirty.