Jennifer St. Germain becomes the MNO’s first Chief Strategy Officer

Jennifer St . Germain
MNO Chief Strategy Officer, Jennifer St. Germain
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The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is proud to announce MNO citizen Jennifer St. Germain as its first Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). The Chief Strategy Officer will report directly to the MNO President and will work with all MNO senior management positions to develop cohesive strategies to achieve the MNO’s goals and objectives in keeping with the MNO Statement of Prime Purpose. The position of CSO will work together in collaboration with the Chief Operating Officer (COO) to continue to move the MNO forward. 

Jennifer is well-respected both within and outside of the MNO having served as the Director of the Education and Training branch since 2006.  Jennifer started with the MNO in 1998 and with almost 20 years of frontline, management and senior Director level experience has an in-depth strategic knowledge of MNO operations, programs and governance. She remains committed to the advancement of the rights, interests and aspirations of Métis families and communities throughout Ontario. Jennifer is a frequent guest lecturer and speaker on Métis Nation policy, program and governance issues. She holds a Master of Arts in Indigenous and Canadian Studies and is currently pursuing a PhD through the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies at Carleton University. Her areas of research include Métis public policy and administration, nation building and contemporary governance in Ontario.

Jennifer and her spouse Carey currently reside in Ottawa and are the proud parents of Hanna and Autumn. Jennifer is the daughter of MNO Honourary Senator Roland St. Germain and Jane St Germain and grew up along the shores of Georgian Bay with her brother Marc in Owen Sound, Ontario.

Posted: June 1, 2017

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