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Denise Williams

Denise Williams
  -  Past President

Due to her expanding obligations for the First Nations Technology Council, Denise is unable to devote the time necessary to fulfill her role as a Director with the Vancouver Aboriginal Community Policing Centre. The Board and Directors and Staff at the VACPC are extremely grateful to Denise for her dedication and unflagging support for the important work of the Centre over the past 8 years. She has served the Centre and the community with honour and distinction throughout her tenure on the Board. We all wish Denise the very best and know that she will continue to serve the community with all her considerable skill and passion. It has been our pleasure, honour and privilege to work with her.

Denise Williams is a member of Cowichan Tribes and is from both First Nations and Scottish ancestry. She considers herself very fortunate to have been raised in a beautiful and very remote bay called Sewell Inlet on Haida Gwaii. Denise is an advocate for social justice and has spent her career seeking out opportunities to play a role in the advancement of self-determining First Nations communities. For the past ten years Denise has worked under the mandate of First Nations communities to address specific capacity building efforts in education and technology. She has worked to gain experience at the federal, provincial and local levels and has enjoyed using a genuine approach to collaboration and partnership development to build strong networks across organizations.

Denise is the Executive Director at the First Nations Technology Council, a role that inspires and challenges her. She has greatly appreciated the opportunity to develop and implement a social enterprise business model for the Technology Council and the opportunity to connect with First Nations communities across the province to discuss digital technologies.