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Louis De Jaeger
Business entrepreneur, social activist, community advocate and President of the Chilliwack Métis Association, Louis currently teaches Indigenous Studies as a Sessional Instructor at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) in Chilliwack. Louis also serves on several boards including the UFV Senate Committee on Indigenization, and Chilliwack Healthier Community. Past Board positions include Chilliwack Business Improvement Association and co-founder/past-President of the Stó:lō Business Association. With a hospitality career that spans 35 years, the former Restaurant Owner (Bravo Restaurant & Lounge) and 2015 Federal candidate for the Liberal Party of Canada completed his Master’s in Business and Aboriginal Leadership EMBA at Simon Fraser University with a certification in Aboriginal Governance from the University of Arizona. Louis is a recipient of the RBC Entrepreneur Scholarship Award for business and also holds a certification in Indigenous Historical Impact from the Stó:lō Service Agency and Expanding Skills in Economic Development from the BC Economic Development Association.
Louis ancestral families are Sinclair and Norquay, with many Metis family ties to the Hudson’s Bay Fur Trade. His great-great-great Uncle was John Norquay, Manitoba’s first Metis Premier.
Accolades include: 2016 Al McCacken award for Business Volunteer of the Year for BC (Community Futures), 2015 Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce Aboriginal Business of the Year, 2012 Outstanding Achievement for Aboriginal Business in BC, and 3-time winner Dining Excellence Award ~ Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce.
Louis speaks about creating an economic eco-system that drives community partnerships, supports entrepreneurial growth, and examines business based on one’s ‘worldview’ – profit vs prosperity in a changing business world.
How to become a SCF Board Member
Stó:lō Community Futures is looking for new Board Members, as we currently have vacancies that need to be filled.
The Board of Directors for Stó:lō Community Futures provides the processes and tools necessary for a meaningful volunteer experience for individual Directors, while assisting the economic growth and advancement of Stó:lō communities and stakeholders.
Please contact our office if you are interested in becoming a volunteer Stó:lō Community Futures Board Member.