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David Turner
Senior Vice President and Partner (Alberta)

David Turner A non-status Indian of Saulteaux (Pinaymootang First Nation, Manitoba) and African American descent, David is an independent consultant with a Diploma of Social Work (Honours) from Mount Royal College in Calgary. His experience includes initiatives in health, social services, management, policy development and community engagement. David has worked with both urban and First Nations social services programs.

David has 30 years experience facilitating complex government contracts and public relations/stakeholder relations with Aboriginal communities across Canada. His current consulting activities include meeting facilitation, team development, cross-cultural understanding between northern First Nations and Métis Settlements and the oil and gas industry and as the Aboriginal Engagement Advisor for Alberta Health Services. David established the Aboriginal Homeless Outreach program in Calgary at the Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary. Largely due to David’s strong commitment to urban Aboriginal people, Calgary is the first city in Canada to develop a plan aimed at ending homelessness in 10 years.

For 6 years, David served as a Director on the Aboriginal Healing Foundation (AHF) Board. The AHF was responsible for distributing funding to First Nations, Metis and Inuit Communities for residential school healing.

David is a longstanding board member with the Circle for Aboriginal Relations, an Alberta based networking society serving community and industry through building positive relationships for economic development.