David Turner

Senior Associate

A Non-Status Saulteaux (Pinaymootang First Nation, Manitoba) and African American, 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 Indigenous communities across Canada. His current consulting activities include meeting facilitation, team development, cross-cultural understanding and creating bridges working with mainstream Canadians and Indigenous communities. Presently he is the Operations and Training Manager for the Coastal Nations Coast Guard Auxiliary Western (Inc.).

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.