Joy Cramer

Joy Cramer headshotJoy Cramer is a member of Sagkeeng First Nation with maternal ties to Sandy Bay First Nation. Joy works for the Southern Chiefs' Organization as its Chief Executive Officer, serving the 34 First Nations in southern Manitoba.
 
Formerly, Joy was Director of Indigenous Graduate Programs with the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University, managing the MBA program in Indigenous Business and Leadership and executive education.
During her time with the Manitoba provincial government, Joy served as Deputy Minister of Families, Deputy Minister of Housing and Community Development, Chair, Co-op Loans and Loans Guarantee Board, and by special appointment was the lead Deputy Minister for the 2011 flood impacted First Nations.
 
Highlights of her volunteer work include: Winnipeg Child and Family Services; Riverview Health Foundation; Canadian Red Cross; Manitoba Special Olympics; Toronto Children's Aid Society; and was a founding board member for Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto. Joy is currently on the Board with the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba.