To support my Inter-cultural Planning Projects, I collaborate with a highly skilled team of professionals.
Annalee Adair, Director, A. Adair & Associates Inc.
Annalee Adair is the Director of A. Adair & Associates Inc. where she manages the company’s work in public art, cultural planning, and community engagement. Annalee has 25+ years of experience in public art as a consultant to private corporations and public sector organizations across Canada, Annalee holds a BFA, BFA Ed from NSCAD University and a PMD Pro Certificate in Project Management from APMG International.
Her recent projects include developing the public art plan for Stage 2 Ottawa Light Rail Transit Project; working in a consortium to develop City of Edmonton's Arts & Heritage Master Plan and managing a Talent2Lead, a mentorship program for cultural leaders across Canada. Annalee managed public art and collections for the City of Regina; was the Program Director of the City of Ottawa’s Public Art Program for 12+ years and initiated the Community Arts program (now the Community Arts & Social Engagement Office). More recently she was the City of Kingston’s Manager of Community Engagement and Education for Cultural Services where she led the development and approval of the public art policy and master plan. Annalee has sat on numerous juries, was a founding member of Creative Cities Public Art Advisory Committee and has spoken on public art at Creative Cities and American for the Arts conferences.
Senior Museum Specialist,
Letourneau Heritage Consulting
He has over 15 years in the museum and heritage sector. He is an experienced Project Manager and brings with him a wealth of knowledge, having curated and managed the Pump House Steam Museum, MacLachlan Woodworking Museum, and the City of Kingston Civic Collection in Kingston, Ontario. With many years of experience in exhibit development, museum management, physical plant management, educational program development, collections management and project management, Gordon believes there is a solution to any challenge.
He has a broad range of experience working within both municipal and the not-for profit museums with a large portion of Gordon’s experience being a Curator with the Cultural Services Department of the City of Kingston. As Course director of the OMA ‘s Museums in Historic Buildings (Facilities Management) (with Marcus) Gordon brings has experience and knowledge to emerging and developing museum professionals. His key projects include the restoration of the Spirit of Sir John A. Locomotive and the redevelopment of the Pump House Steam Museum into one of the premier museums in Kingston. He was also formerly the Museum Manager of the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes.
CEO, Sakatay Global
Shannon Monk is the founder and CEO of Sakatay Global, and creator of the Indigenous Circle Approach to Cultural Confidence ™. She has been a leader and innovator in Indigenous Education for almost 35 years. Shannon’s academic accreditation includes a Graduate Degree in Public Administration with a focus on Indigenous Policy and Governance, a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education. Shannon has led a number of high-profile national projects to inspire cultural confidence and build relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations. Shannon is an experienced facilitator and engaging speaker. She has led Indigenous awareness exercises with both the public and private sectors including the Assembly of First Nations, City of Kingston, Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre, Teach for Canada, and Apple Canada among others. Shannon is of Mi’kmaq and Celtic descent and a member of St. Theresa Point First Nation, an Oji-Cree fly-in community in northern Manitoba. Shannon is a mother and grandmother passionate about creating a better world for our next generations.
An experienced museum programmer, Martha is interested in working with communities to develop meaningful and lasting projects through authentic dialogue. Working in a vast array of sectors, industries and levels of government, Martha has worked extensively in the field of accessibility, supporting community-specific and inclusive programs and projects at museums and arts institutions. In May of 2017, following a move to Ottawa, she joined the Library of Parliament as an Interpretation Officer developing training plans to address the 10+ year closure of Parliament’s Centre Block and the Parliamentary Tour Program’s overhaul, before joining the with Environment & Climate Change Canada (formerly Environment Canada) as a Learning Specialist. Martha holds an undergraduate degree and certificate from Queen’s University and a Master’s of Museum Studies from University of Toronto.
Rebecca has a Bachelor of Arts Honours and Master of Arts in Global Development Studies, with a focus on Indigenous Studies, from Queen’s University. Rebecca’s graduate research examined cultural heritage and Indigenous-led activism directed towards the commemoration of colonial history in Katarowki/Kingston. During her time at Queen’s University, Rebecca worked alongside Indigenous students, staff and faculty to increase awareness of the issues facing Indigenous students, staff and faculty and to improve the cultural climate at the university through her roles as Research Assistant with the Kahswentha Indigenous Knowledge Initiative and Indigenous Research Symposium Coordinator with Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre. Recently, Rebecca has used her diverse skillset to provide communications assistance to Indigenous-led businesses and grant writing/project coordinator assistance to an Indigenous-youth focused start-up charity.