Today, our club learned more about Anishnawbe Health Foundation, which we recently supported. Our club is committed to learning more about Indigenous culture and supporting causes related to Indigenous issues as a part of our Diversity and Equity goals. Thank you Julie for coming to speak with us today about the role that Anishnawbe Health does for the Indigenous people of Toronto. Our members enjoyed your informative presentation and look forward to continuing working with you in the future! 
Julie Cookson has twenty-five years of experience in fundraising and not-for-profit management spanning national, regional and local charities.  As the inaugural Executive Director for Anishnawbe Health Foundation, she has worked towards reconciliation for the past five years serving an Indigenous Board of Directors to increase philanthropy for Indigenous causes, focusing on urban Indigenous health and wellness and the reclamation of Traditional Healing practices.
Her career has focused on increasing donor investment and partnerships in the health care sector and includes past senior leadership roles at St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation, Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis Canada.  As a volunteer, Julie has supported educational and training opportunities in Not-for-Profit leadership as an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and as a mentor for the DiverCity Fellowship program at Civic Action.