During the past 20+ years, Sandra Van Dong has worked in Project Management, Process Development and Sales and Research, and has been a small business owner and operator. She prioritizes customer care and compassion and is passionate about providing excellent, quality, and efficient service to both internal and external business partners. With a high level of expertise on customer focus she has handled high-profile clients, and understands the importance of building strong, long-lasting business relationships.
Sandra’s role as the Community Development Director at Red Sky Métis Independent Nation (RSMIN) is to oversee internal process development. She will facilitate, promote, and negotiate community planning and development projects and will identify, secure and coordinate resources necessary to implement community development programs, and make recommendations on potential funding opportunities. Through collaboration and engagement with project teams, volunteers, RSMIN citizens and the community, and other key stakeholder groups, she will strengthen existing programs and services and seek new opportunities to grow support and opportunities for RSMIN. Sandra will provide leadership in major expansion and growth of the community’s economic development and resources.
Tara Ingram has over twenty years of Economic Development and Tourism experience working with First Nations and indigenous entrepreneurs within Northern Ontario. Tara has also worked alongside with organizations, industry and governments from across Canada. She has been instrumental in the establishment of major regional initiatives and assisted Indigenous businesses with their economic projects within Northern Ontario. Tara has also promoted indigenous businesses internationally in regions such as Germany, United Kingdom and throughout North America.
Kasia is a motivated, goal driven RSMIN Business Advisor offering 10 years of extensive international experience in both the financial and business sectors.
Kasia’s passion for business development can be traced back to 2012, where she spent significant time working inter alia as Process Specialist on improving business and financial operations in Nordea Bank as well as Sales Specialist in Philips. During her career in Canada, she also worked as a Banking Advisor in Royal Bank of Canada where she provided professional advice and service to clients about their everyday banking, credit, and investment needs.
She is experienced on project management, implementing process improvements, and developing sales and operational strategies. She will be glad to help you grow and expand your business. You will always be able to count on her experience, advice, and excellent communication.
Privately, Kasia enjoys spending her free time actively. She loves exploring towns along the Europe and Canada.
“I am honored to work as a Business Advisor at Red Sky Métis Independent Nation and be part of the development and economic growth of our community. I will make every effort to carry out our mission and support businesses in achieving their goals.
I am happy to provide you with business advice and support in running your business. I look forward to talking with you!”