PIPSC members have been actively engaging in reconciliation with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities. The Gatineau Branch invites you to hear from our notable indigenous guest speaker Kendal Netmaker. The presentation aims to brings a personal perspective highlighting our diverse histories and experiences.

An award-winning entrepreneur and author, Kendal is a master storyteller who uses his natural gift to help people shift their mindset and find the success they seek. He speaks professionally to thousands of people worldwide on resilience, leadership, and the power of telling your story, weaving his real-life experiences into motivating lessons that empower and build more resilient leaders and organizations.

From Sweetgrass First Nation, Netmaker and his siblings were raised by their single mother. Life wasn’t easy growing up on the reserve surrounded by poverty and few opportunities, but one moment changed his life forever. In grade five, he and his best friend shared a love of sports, but his family couldn’t afford extracurricular activities. So, his friend’s family stepped in. They paid the fees and drove him to his games and practices. It wasn’t until he was older that Netmaker understood exactly what this family did for him, and how different his life would have been without them. It’s this that has motivated him throughout his life and drives him still to this day.

Today, Netmaker is a leading entrepreneur whose passion to succeed is contagious. He has founded and invested in five businesses, including Neechie Gear, a lifestyle apparel brand that gives back a percentage of their profits to help underprivileged youth take part in sports. Netmaker has won over 25 business awards, including being named one of Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40” and being runner-up at the YBI Global Entrepreneur of the Year. He is also the author of Driven to Succeed: From Poverty To Podium.

When: February 23, 2022

Time: 6:30 to 8:00 pm (brief Q&A follows presentation)

Please register on or before February 16, 2022 by sending an email to GatineauBranchEvents@pipsc.ca The email should include your full name, PIPSC membership number and work location.

Note: An email will be sent 3 days prior to the event that includes a login link & instructions. The presentation will be in English only.  However, Simultaneous French translation will be available.  There is no cost for you to attend. Register early as space is limited and we expect this event to sell out!

-Gatineau Branch Executive