Mary Alice Smith appointed to the Ontario Arts Council board
Board member, Mary-Alice Smith.
Our newest board member, Mary Alice Smith, was appointed to the board on April 27, 2016. A life-long resident of northwestern Ontario, Mary Alice has spent four decades working with organizations and First Nations in Nishnawbe-Aski Nation, Treaty 3 and Robinson-Superior territories, her Métis home lands.
Over these years, Mary Alice has worked and volunteered with numerous organizations including the Kenora Anishinaabe-Kweg Aboriginal Women’s group, Saakaate House Women’s Shelter, the Kenora Race Relations Committee, and the Anishinaabe Peace and Justice Coalition. She is a founding member of Biindigen Women’s Shelter in Thunder Bay, the Sioux Lookout First Step Women’s Shelter, the Sioux Lookout Community Legal Clinic, and Oshki-Ayaa’aag Mino Bimaadiziiwin (Good Life for Young Peoples), a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to bringing to life the dreams of Aboriginal youth in Ontario.