open Secondary menu

Members of the Elections Canada Advisory Board

Wendy Grant-John

Wendy Grant-John is a member of the Musqueam Indian Band located in Vancouver, British Columbia, and has served three terms as Chief and six terms as an elected Council member for the Band. She was the first woman to be elected to the Assembly of First Nations as the Regional Chief for the British Columbia region.

As Musqueam Chief, Wendy helped negotiate one of the first Aboriginal commercial fisheries in Canada as well as the Band's taxation authority. She previously worked at Indian and Northern Affairs Canada as Associate Regional Director General of British Columbia, and was the official representative for the Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada on the issue of matrimonial real property on reserve as well as Chair of the Minister's Advisory Council on Aboriginal Women for British Columbia.

Wendy has also served as a board member for the British Columbia Achievement Foundation, as a member of the Board of Governors for Simon Fraser University, as a lay bencher of the Law Society of British Columbia, as a board member with Canada Lands Company Limited and as a commissioner on the Pacific Salmon Commission for Canada. She was a founding member and director of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation and is the founder of the Musqueam Weavers.

Wendy is a recipient of the Order of British Columbia and has two honorary Doctorates of Law. She has received numerous awards, including from the Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award and the Influential Women in Business Award.