Angela began her role as the Director of Communications and External Relations with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in the Fall of 2008.
As a member of the Museum's inaugural leadership team, she is working to establish the first new Canadian national museum in 45 years, leading Museum Communications, Public and Community Engagement efforts, Government Relations, and Partnership development. This includes projects such as the Museum's ground-breaking ceremony in December 2008, managing the Museum's Human Rights Advisory Council and former Content Advisory Committee, meeting with community leaders across the country, serving as one of the Museum's primary spokespeople, and leading the exhaustive cross-Canada consultations which travelled to all 10 provinces and territories in order to raise awareness of the Museum across the country and to begin identifying stories and issues to populate the content of the Museum, dedicated to the topic of Human Rights.
Prior to joining the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, this University of Winnipeg alumni spent 10 years working for the Government of Canada with the Department of Canadian Heritage. Her time with the Department saw her take on various assignments in Communications, Executive Services, and Program Management including work with Official Languages, Arts, Culture, and Heritage, Multiculturalism, Celebrate Canada and Aboriginal Programs. During her time with the Department she was also involved with the 1999 Pan American Games, the 2002 North American Indigenous Games, the 2005 Canada Games, Royal Visits, and various VIP and ministerial events.
She sat on numerous committees at both at the regional and national level including GenerAction and the National Council for Visible Minorities. Her last role with the Department was as Director of Communications and Executive Services for the Prairies and Northern Region with responsibilities for Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.
Curating Canada, 2014 Our Canada Symposium session (audio)