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Karen Heisler

Karen is an applied social scientist and community development professional, specializing in the socio-economic impact of major projects in rural and remote regions. Karen has 15 years of experience of conducting research and working with communities and Indigenous governments in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. She has degrees in cultural anthropology, rural planning and development and a PhD in human geography. She has worked directly for Indigenous, municipal governments and NGOs, in areas of Indigenous engagement and consultation, project management, economic development and impact assessment. As a non- Indigenous member of the ICE team, Karen is dedicated to lifelong learning and supporting others on the path of Reconciliation to build sustainable socio-economic benefits for Indigenous peoples. She brings thoughtful dedication to understanding the unique social, political, economic, and historic context of every client and community for which she works