Shannon Monk Payne Joins bv02 as Indigenous Education Associate


“Life is a journey, not a destination.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are excited to introduce Shannon Monk Payne as bv02’s Indigenous Education Associate.

Throughout her career, Shannon presented at many provincial, national and international conferences, and partnered with many and varied Canadian government entities, community agencies and First Nations governments and organizations at local, provincial, territorial, and national levels to develop projects to improve quality of life for First Nations people.

As a contributor to, and facilitator of the Kairos Blanket Exercise, she helps create awareness to achieve that goal. Most recently, she collaborated with organizations including: Three Things Consulting (Pytor Hodgson), Canada C3, Walking the Red Road (Bernard and Tammy Nelson),  Assembly of First Nations, Teach For Canada, Kairos, Rideau Hall Foundation, Pathways to Education Canada, Queen’s University, Community Foundation for Kingston and Area, City of Kingston, Mark Gerretsen (MP for Kingston and the Islands), Peace Quest, St Lawrence College, University of Ottawa and Okwaho International, amongst many others.

We are very lucky to have had the opportunity to work with shannon over the past 4 years and now proud to have her on board with the bv02 team.

Shannon is not all work no play – her saying “fight the good fight” – is a mantra she also applies to the roller derby rink.

Learn more about Shannon by reading her bio

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