Louise Hayes

Louise Hayes has spent the majority of her career working with Metis and First Nations people across Canada. Louise has served several volunteer organizations including the University of Alberta Board of Governors, the University of Alberta Senate, the Council of Aboriginal Initiatives and is currently a board member of the United Way Alberta Capital Region, Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area, the Chair of the Edmonton Public Schools Foundation, Co-Chair of the Chief's Advisory Council of the Edmonton Police Service and a shareholder at Northlands. Louise has always been interested in the well-being, resiliency and cultural connectedness to health and healing in the Aboriginal community. In 2011, Louise received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Alberta and in 2012, received the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal.