Métis Commission for Children and Families of BC
"Advancing transformative change for the well-being of Métis children, youth and families"
The Métis Commission for Children and Families of BC is pleased to announce the hiring of Eva Coles as our new contracted CEO
Eva comes to the Commission with a wealth of knowledge and practice in the child welfare field. She worked for Ktunaxa Kinbasket Child and Family Services Society for 14 years; over 10 of those years as a manager. She was instrumental in growing this non - profit agency from 5 to 50 staff in preparation for self-governance and treaty. Ktunaxa is recognized as one of the top First Nations Agencies in BC.
She is also an Executive Coach, operating her own company EMC2 – Energy Momentum Coaching and Consulting.
Eva is looking forward to her new role as CEO of the Commission and working towards improving the Aboriginal child welfare system. Eva’s contract begins August 15th.
Eva Coles has been in service to aboriginal communities for over 25 years in British Columbia and Alberta. She started as a social worker in Northern Alberta with Métis settlements and has worked with urban aboriginal people as well as on reserves with First Nations populations. Eva has been the catalyst to award winning programs that have been noticed for their innovation and excellence in the areas of social work practice as well as social enterprise in non-profits.
Eva has a calm, patient presence and an Eagle Eye for seeing what is happening in groups and systems. She has spoken at international conferences in Australia, New Zealand and Arizona on topics related to changing the world of aboriginal Social Work.
Eva has a BA in First Nations Studies and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership. She is also a Certified Executive Coach. As the mother of Métis children (Saddle Lake Cree) she knows the importance of cultural identity and belonging for children to stand proud in their community. Eva is on a mission bring change for aboriginal children in Canada.
Eva resides in the East Kootenays with her Golden Retriever along with her kangaroo children that keep bouncing back home between school and world travel.
Eva is also a world traveller and enjoys golf, curling, tennis, kayaking, painting and a good piece of chocolate!
I look forward to serving the mission of the Métis Commission for Children and Families of BC and the children that count on us. Eva Coles
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