Jason Whitford, Chair, is the executive director of Shawenim Abinoooji Inc. SAI offers support services, specialized foster care placements for children and youth with complex needs, and on-reserve foster care placement services throughout the Southeast First Nations to keep children close to home.

During his tenure as program manager at Eagle Urban Transition Centre, Jason co-authored “Examining the Urban Aboriginal Policy Gap: Impacts on Service Delivery for Mobile Aboriginal Peoples in Winnipeg, Canada.”

Jason is a graduate of the Business Administration program at Red River College and the Human Resource and Management program at the University of Winnipeg.