President & CEO, Indigenous Works (formerly the Aboriginal Human Resource Council)
Kelly Lendsay, BSPE, MBA, CAFM, ICD.D
Kelly Lendsay is a social entrepreneur, internationally recognized as one of Canada’s foremost innovators of workplace inclusion and partnership building. He is a thought leader, facilitator and effective bridge-builder between indigenous and non-indigenous people and companies, creating trusted partnerships for new social and economic capital across Canada and abroad.
A proud Canadian indigenous leader of Cree, Métis and European ancestry, Kelly launched the first Aboriginal business education program in Canada at the University of Saskatchewan in 1995. As the inaugural president of Indigenous Works, he has been leading the charge since 1998 to build stronger corporate–indigenous engagements and growing the organization into an ISO certified enterprise. He is very active in the community and has served on over a dozen corporate, crown and non-profit boards in Canada.