Kerry-Ann Charles is a member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation and an Alumni of Georgian College with a diploma in Business as well as a certificate in Human Resources and has been a Team member of Cambium Indigenous Professional Services (CIPS) since 2017 as the Environment Partnership Co-ordinator. Kerry Ann was proud to serve her Community as Councillor and has over 17 years’ experience working within her Community. She has worked on by-law development, implementation and enforcement, waste management, housing and various environmental projects including the development, co-ordination and management of such. She was responsible for researching and developing funding proposals which helped build and sustain her First Nations Environment Department. She has had great success in initiating and building relationships with various environmental organizations, developing partnerships to co-ordinate and carry out various environmental activities with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous partners as well as promoting education and Community involvement in environmental initiatives within her Community and other Indigenous Communities. As a result of this work, Kerry Ann has gained International recognition and has been asked to speak across Canada, in the US and Mexico in the area of Indigenous perspectives on environmental initiatives. Kerry Ann’s wide range of career experiences give her a unique perspective that can be very valuable when assisting others wishing to find their balance of operations and carrying out of their environmental responsibility.