Meet Carlie

Founder and owner of Nawaska Consulting, Carlie is Secwépemc and the first in her family not to attend residential schools. Deeply aware of the responsibility that comes from this, Carlie has dedicated her career to elevating Indigenous and community-based organizations across Canada.

From her tenure as Executive Director of the Legacy of Hope Foundation, to her time at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health where she led a $15 million capital campaign to build the first-ever Indigenous centre for excellence in healthcare in Canada, to being Director at Reconciliation Canada, Carlie’s network, experience, and expertise are both community-focussed and national in scope.

Carlie is a certified HR professional and has led teams of diverse professionals and community leaders to service excellence. She has been on the boards of multiple community organizations including the Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution and Tewegan Non-Profit Housing.

Since launching Nawaska Consulting in 2014, Carlie has worked with companies across Canada in developing their vision, strategic plans, events, programs, and their leadership teams.

But an accomplished consultant with an impressive CV is nothing new — nor is it the whole story when speaking about Carlie Chase. Clients describe Carlie as a standout leader and thinker. Why?

Simply stated, she practices “heart work”. Carlie takes her extensive knowledge and impeccable business sense and infuses it with the wisdom and beauty of Indigenous cultures to put forth a new way of doing things. A way that connects us to each other, to our community, to our land.

It is because of this that Carlie — and her clients — can see solutions where others see only problems, can create consensus where others may only see differences, and can imagine leadership in a whole new way.

Brands we have worked with…

Aboriginal Health Access Centres

  • Maamwesying North Shore Community Health Services
  • Shkagamik-kwe Health Centre
  • SOAHAC – Southwest Aboriginal Health Access Centre
  • Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health

First Nations

  • Michipicoten First Nation
  • Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte
  • Siksika First Nation
  • Temiskaming First Nation

Community-based organizations

  • Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society
  • Tewegan Non-profit Housing
  • Thompson Rivers University, Indigenous Health Nursing

Provincial and National Indigenous Organizations

  • First Peoples Group
  • Indigenous Primary Health Care Council
  • Reconciliation Canada

Government Agencies

  • Canada Health Infoway
  • Champlain Local Health Integration Network
  • Justice Canada
  • Parks Canada
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