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Community Call: Indigenous Equity and Why this Matters in Canada

September 28, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

We invite you to participate in our community call where we will discuss the importance of Indigenous equity and share our efforts towards reconciliation. ABC Recycling has been engaging in meaningful dialogue with local First Nations leaders and community members, and Karen Alko will be sharing how and why this has become the centrepiece of our sustainability initiative. Additionally, we will have Mindy Henyu, an experienced Indigenous and Corporate Relations Professional and Reconciliation Activator, who has collaborated with First Nations communities, and Gena Rotstein of Karma & Cents, who will discuss Indigenous Grant-Making. We welcome family members and FEAs to join us in learning more about embedding sustainability in your business, and what FEC has to offer to help families on their sustainability journeys.

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Online via Zoom
Registrants will receive a Zoom link in their email after they register.


Karen Alko

Manager of Community Relations at ABC Recycling

Karen has been instrumental in implementing innovative recycling processes and eco-friendly initiatives within the organization. Beyond her professional achievements, Karen's dedication to fostering meaningful relationships with the local First Nations communities has been commendable, as she actively seeks to promote reconciliation and collaboration. Her leadership and strategic vision have not only contributed to ABC Recycling's success as a responsible corporate entity but have also made a positive impact on the communities they serve.


Mindy Henyu

Indigenous & Corporate Relations Professional

Serving her second tenure as a director on TNDC’s board; she previously served from 2018 to 2021. Mindy holds a rich and extensive background collaborating with First Nation governments, the energy industry and BC provincial government. She prides herself in being a Reconciliation Activator. Mindy is the Director of Sustainability & Strategic Partnerships for Surepoint Group.



Gena Rotstein 

Principal - Karma & Cents Inc.

Gena grew up in a family business and was part of a larger enterprising family. She has over 20 years of philanthropy management experience with a Master's in Non-Profit Management and Jewish Communal Service from Brandeis University and as a certified Family Enterprise Advisor. She also has received certification from 21/64 in NextGen philanthropy and, certification in Strategic Doing project management and system design from the University of North Alabama.

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September 28, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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Cameron Alexander