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President and CEO – Whiteduck Resources

Master of Ceremony

In 1984, Francine founded Whiteduck Resources Inc. and built a national and international reach through a network joint initiatives and partnership associates, experts and business firms. As the firm’s principal, Francine led a micro-enterprise trade initiative in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) and SME Working Group collaborating with academia, governments and NGOs in Chile, Peru, Vietnam and Chinese Taipei to connect indigenous and rural women producers with import and export opportunities.

Francine works with boards of directors, advisory boards, committees, and ad hoc groups in disciplines that relate to business, economic, education, and social development, with a particular interest in women’s development. In 2009, she was awarded the World of Difference Award by The International Alliance of Women in Recognition of her contributions made to the economic advancement of women.

She has served as CEO of the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association; provided SME advice to Team Canada Advisory Board; and has developed community-based businesses. She currently serves as a Director for Prosper Canada, a non-profit that focuses on developing financial literacy.

Francine is Algonquin from the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation in Quebec.

Whiteduck Resources Inc.
P.O. Box 276| Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, Quebec|Canada|J9E 3C9
T: 819-607-1344 I M: 403-850-3089 | francine@whiteduck.com | Whiteduck Resources Inc.

P.O. Box 276| Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, Quebec|Canada|J9E 3C9
T: 819-607-1355 I M: 403-850-3089 | francine@whiteduck.com