- June 17, 2016 –
Following a national search process, the Board of Directors of Canadian Roots Exchange (CRE) is excited to announce that Max FineDay has been appointed as Co-Executive Director. He will be working with current Executive Director vibhor garg, who has been with CRE since September 2012. The Search committee was composed of CRE alumni, board members, and representatives from the Youth Reconciliation Initiative.
Max has been an invaluable member of the CRE Board of Directors since 2014 and has great experience and passion that will significantly contribute to CRE’s growth on a national level.
Max is known nationally for his work on youth leadership development. Throughout his life he has developed ideas and projects that have moved Canada toward reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. He is focused on delivering results, building relationships, and speaking to both the challenges and opportunities that exist for Canada and Indigenous peoples today. Max has done this most recently as Advisor and Intergovernmental Relations Coordinator working with the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. Before that, Max served two terms as President of the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union.
“Max will be a great complement to all the talents, experience and passion that currently exist within the staff and volunteers at CRE,” says Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux, CRE Board Chair. “It will be very exciting to see the next steps CRE takes. With strong leadership and a governance model that truly reflects our vision of reconciliation, I am confident that CRE will continue to accomplish remarkable things for youth across Canada.”
Max FineDay, who will begin his transition in the coming days, is looking forward to working in this capacity. “Canadian Roots Exchange is the first national youth organization with an exclusive mandate of reconciliation that is bringing Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth to each other’s communities,” he added. “I’m excited and honoured to be given this opportunity to build on the important work, that benefits both Canadians and Indigenous communities, that CRE has already begun.”