Marissa Lawrence - Cando, Senior Program Officer
Marissa works for Cando as the Senior Program Officer for the First Nation – Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI). As a member of the CEDI team, Marissa works with First Nation – municipal partnerships across Canada to establish sustainable and respectful relationships and to build capacity to develop joint community economic development initiatives and land-use plans.
Marissa has a rich background of designing and convening community-bridging intercultural dialogue and educational programming. Marissa holds a BA in Communications, Minor in Dialogue from Simon Fraser University (SFU), Dialogue and Civic Engagement Certificate from SFU, and is a Cando-certified Technician Aboriginal Economic Developer (TAED).