Janais is an Indigenous relations professional with over 15 years of experience engaging with Indigenous groups in the Wood Buffalo region.
She is guided by her personal and professional values in Indigenous Reconciliation and is adept at establishing strong relationships with Indigenous communities. Janais is well-versed in the Indigenous context in the Wood Buffalo region and considers Fort Chipewyan a ‘home away from home.’
Janais brings excellence in communication and facilitation. She has spent her career facilitating important conversations with respect to resource development.
Janais understands the value of timely and clear communication that promotes better understandings. She also understands the value of effective conflict resolution practices and that these practices are most impactful in the context of an organizational culture that promotes timely and meaningful conflict resolution.
Janais has held leadership roles and is experienced in developing high-performing teams and performing as a highly effective leader. She understands that effective leadership is achieved when personal and professional values are aligned with leadership practices.
In a leadership context, Janais actively nurtures a growth and learning mindset. She also actively promotes personal and organizational ownership, accountability, and responsibility.