Today’s Amplifriday individual is, in a word, empowering! The remarkable people nominated for Amplifriday make an incredible impact, and today’s nomination from Bonnie McBride for the powerhouse Francyne Joe is no different!
Bonnie writes: “Francyne has been a leader, a spokeswoman, and an advocate at every level for native women in our community and our country. She has used her knowledge and connection to her culture to enhance the lives of countless women and girls. Francyne continues to show a commitment to community in her professional life by focusing her time and energy on projects and organizations dedicated to giving back. She amplifies first-person stories, educates and leads in a trauma-informed way, and works in a heart-centered way. She is fierce, steady, and caring; a trifecta that any organization would love to have in a leader. We are lucky to have her as a mentor for our community.”
Bonnie is right! Francyne is a remarkable force. She’s run her own business, been a big part of the success of community led organizations and initiatives and is the Partnership Manager at the National Association of Friendship Centres. Upon joining the organization in 2020, the organization’s Executive Director shared, “Francyne has a solid reputation for Indigenous advocacy, and we are so pleased that she is joining us at a time when the possibilities are limitless."
Francyne – you are a remarkable person of impact! As is our team at Amplify Consulting Inc.’s commitment, we will donate $100 to a charity of your choice to further amplify both your remarkable impact and the charity’s.
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We were happy to amplify the remarkable impact of Francyne Joe. As a part of AmpliFriday, we donate $100 to a charity of choice for our amplified individual, and Francyne has chosen The Orange Shirt Society.
In May 2013, Williams Lake, BC, hosted the St. Joseph Mission Residential School (1891-1981) Commemoration Project and Reunion. This significant date marks the time of year children were taken from their homes to residential schools. Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of this project. Then spokesperson for the Reunion group and former student Phyllis (Jack) Webstad shared the story of her first day at residential school when her shiny new orange shirt, bought by her grandmother, was taken from her as a six-year-old girl.
The Orange Shirt Day Society aims to bring awareness to the inter-generational impacts of Indian Residential Schools on individuals, families and communities and to the “Every Child Matters” campaign explaining what it conveys.
“It is an opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind—a discussion all Canadians can tune into and use to create bridges with each other for reconciliation. A day for survivors to be reaffirmed that they matter, and so do those affected. Every Child Matters, even if they are adults, from now on.”
Congratulations again, Francyne, on being amplified; we are proud to support The Orange Shirt Society by making a $100 donation in your honour.
Amplify Consulting Inc. is a company that helps leaders, and their organizations amplify their impact through communications and stakeholder engagement. #Amplifriday is our passion project we started in 2018 to amplify remarkable people of impact to inspire you, honour them, and support local charities. You can join the #Amplifriday movement as a supporter. Reach out for details.