Jennifer Moore RattrayEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NATIONAL INQUIRY INTO MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND GIRLS
Jennifer Moore Rattray was appointed to the Board of Directors of CBC/Radio-Canada on February 5, 2018, for a five-year term
Jennifer is the Executive Director of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Its mandate is to examine and report on the systemic causes of all forms of violence against Indigenous women and girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people, with the goal of offering actionable recommendations for change.
Jennifer is currently on a leave of absence from the Province of Manitoba, where she is an Assistant Deputy Minister in the Department of Families and responsible for programs that support some of Manitoba’s most vulnerable citizens. She is accountable for human resource and financial management including an annual divisional budget of more than $860 million.
Before joining the Province of Manitoba in 2014, Jennifer spent a decade at the University of Winnipeg becoming its first Associate Vice-President, Indigenous, Government and Community Affairs. Believing that access to education can create a more equitable Canada, she identified and implemented ways to break down barriers and promote access to post-secondary education. In 2012, Jennifer became a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for contributions to education and community.
Prior to her career in public administration, Jennifer was an award-winning television journalist, including working as a Regional News Anchor and Producer with CBC Television. A proud member of Peepeekisis Cree Nation, she is one of the first Indigenous women to anchor the television news in Canada.
Jennifer holds a joint Master of Public Administration degree with distinction from the universities of Winnipeg and Manitoba, a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba and is a graduate of the Executive Program at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
In addition to CBC/Radio-Canada, Jennifer currently sits on the boards of Canadian Feed the Children and the Manitoba Museum Foundation, and is part of the Conference Board of Canada’s Indigenous Peoples Roundtable on Skills and Post-Secondary Education.