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The Women’s Network of Ottawa (WNO) is an organization of approximately 400 business and professional women that meets at a variety of central locations and times as a networking opportunity and to educate and inform our members through guest speakers. We have been providing an open forum for women to network since 1977 – now over 30 years! We usually have between 25 to 50 women at each meeting ranging from early 20s right on up... More than 80% of our members are in the private sector or are self-employed.

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Walking in Balance & Cultural Communications - WNO Breakfast event

"Commanda Cultural Communications" with Jennifer Ferrante. Join us for breakfast as we are Walking in Balance and celebrate Indigenous Peoples month with Jennifer Ferrante. Jennifer will to speak to 3 messages: 1. Perseverance: Talk to people. Someone might have people who are interested in what you are doing. 2. Reach out: The most successes often come from the most unexpected places. 3. Self Care! Commanda Cultural Communications was developed with the goal of closing the gap between Indigenous people and Canadians through education and inclusivity. Jennifer has a desire to help improve health and education outcomes for Indigenous people through providing education and awareness to schools, communities, private and public sector organizations that interact with Indigenous peoples in areas of education, health, corrections, government, social services and more. Commanda Cultural Communications divides services into 4 streams: - Cultural Competency - Education - Communications - Language: introduction to Anishinabemowin (Algonquin/Ojibway) language. Jennifer Ferrante Is a member of the Algonquin of Pikwakanagan First Nation. She is of Algonquin/Italian descent and has been working with Indigenous people, communities and organizations in the Ottawa area for over the past fifteen years. Jennifer holds a Masters in Indigenous Canadian Studies with a focus on Public Policy and is also a Certified Ontario Teacher. She is passionate about using her education and experience to educate the public and improve relations between Canadians and Indigenous peoples Jennifer is also a mother to twin 5-year old girls that motivate and teach her something new every day. She lives and thrives with cerebral palsy. Indigenous people are the fastest growing segment of the Canadian population. Commanda Cultural Communications targets mainstream organizations in health and education and social services to promote culturally safe practices among health care professional, school boards, university staff, government and private sector employees. Commanda Cultural Communications also works with Indigenous organizations, communities and individuals seeking project coordination/management, event facilitation, and writing services. Miigwetch/Thank you/merci "Commanda Cultural Communications" with Jennifer Ferrante at WNO Breakfast. Register today! You can cancel your registration with a full refund up to 4 days prior to the event. Also, the price goes up to $30 four days prior so register early. WNO's events are a great deal as you get a delicious breakfast, coffee and a great speaker. Fees include a breakfast, taxes, and gratuity. Menu can be adjusted to accommodate food allergies and special diets. If you would like to get more involved, have an idea for an event, or just want to find out more, please contact Ann Gregory Register today! You can cancel your registration with a full refund up to 4 days prior to the event. Also, the price goes up to $30 four days prior so register early. If you would like to get more involved, have an idea for an event, or just want to find out more, please contact Ann Gregory at [masked].

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