About Andrea Canada

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Andrea is a proud Metis woman from the north end of Winnipeg. She is a graduate of the University of Winnipeg, holding a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Political Science. She has a Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design from Athabasca University and is currently enrolled in the Master of Arts – Interdisciplinary Studies (Equity Studies focus) program at Athabasca University. Andrea is a Certified Life Coach and has completed a Certificate in Mediation from the Resolution Skills Centre in Winnipeg.

With her passion for education and training, Andrea is an instructor with Red River College teaching a variety of Business Administration and Human Resources courses and MITT teaching Success at Work Skills in the Construction Labourer Certificate Program. She also provides essential skills and workplace training with Workplace Education Manitoba and works as a training consultant with the Manitoba Construction Sector Council and Manitoba Customer Contact Association.

Employed by Manitoba Hydro for 26 years, Andrea was recognized as a leading expert in the recruitment and retention of Indigenous employees in the trades and other Hydro careers. Most recently, she served as Project Coordinator for the Office to Advance Women Apprentices in Manitoba.

Harvesting Joy: Unleashing Potential Through Connection and Community

Andrea believes that success is found not in individual efforts alone but when we surround ourselves with people who build us up. In her talk, she shares the importance of human connection and community as the key to self-understanding and finding joy in work and in life. Building connection and community creates the fertile ground for growth and potential to happen.

One of Andrea’s favourite quotes is: “Those who have a ‘why’ to live can bear almost any ‘how'”

-Victor Frankl