Anne Noonan brings over thirty years of expertise in the field of Aboriginal Affairs to the CESO Board of Directors. Ms. Noonan has worked across both the public and private sectors, providing policy analysis, research, evaluation and performance measurement services related to the development of Aboriginal programs.
Ms. Noonan established Anne Noonan and Associates in 1979; one of the first Aboriginal owned consulting businesses in Canada to provide consultative and advisory services to Aboriginal organizations and government agencies. Anne has extensive corporate governance experience as a past member of the Board of Directors for Ontario Hydro 1991-1996;the Aboriginal Human Resource Council Co –Chair 2003-2010 and as Chair of the Board Governance committee for the Champlain Community Care Access Centre 2010-2012.
Anne has been involved with policy and strategic initiatives launched by Aboriginal groups and served for three years as the Director of Indian Self Government for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) post Penner Report. Anne was appointed as Special Federal Representative to Treaty Six (Alberta) Bilateral 2001-2007 and Special Federal Representative for the Labrador Innu Comprehensive Healing Strategy 2009-12.
Her advisory roles have included the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, Urban Self-Government for Aboriginal Peoples (1993); Advisor to the Principal, Office of the Auditor-General Audit Department of Employment and Immigration (1993-94); Advisor to Environment Canada and the Forest Products Association of Canada, Clear Air Forum (2004).
She previously sat on the CESO Board of Directors (2008-10) and continued her involvement with the organization as a special advisor to the Board of Directors (2010-15).