Blair Bellarose - Development Manager

Blair is Métis and Cree and a member of the Fort McKay First Nation in northern Alberta. Blair joined LDM as a Development Manager in 2019.  In 2017, Blair earned a Master’s Degree in Urban Studies from Simon Fraser University where his research focused on urban Indigenous organizations and the non-profit sector.  Previously, Blair has more than twenty years’ experience in Urban Aboriginal programming where he developed expertise in areas such as employment and training, leadership, and service excellence.  Most recently, he was the Regional Program Development Advisor for Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples with Indigenous Services Canada.  Prior to that he was the Director of Employment Services for Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society (ACCESS) for nearly 14 years. Other career highlights include working as a Special Needs Coordinator/Employment Counsellor for Aboriginal Counselling & Employment Services 2000 Society (a Métis Nation of Alberta affiliate) and Research Assistant for J.J. Barnicke Commercial Real Estate.

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