Simon Brascoupé

Title/Position: Director, Capacity and Membership

Company: First Nation Health Managers

Simon Brascoupé, Anishinabeg/Haudenausanee – Bear Clan is a member of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation, Maniwaki, Quebec. He is Vice President, Education and Training, AFOA Canada.

Brascoupé is an Adjunct Research Professor at Carleton University and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Indigenous Studies at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. He has a B.A. and M.A. from State University of New York at Buffalo and obtained his Certified Aboriginal Professional Administrator (CAPA) designation in 2014.

Previously Brascoupé was Chief Executive Officer, National Aboriginal Health Organization; Director, Primary Health Care Division, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Health Canada; and Director, Aboriginal Affairs Branch, Environment Canada.

He has written and worked in the field of traditional knowledge, financial literacy and is on Trent University’s Ph.D. Indigenous Knowledge Council.

Simon is Co-Chair of the Indigenous Peoples Financial Literacy Working Group, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada. He has experience with development and delivery of Indigenous Financial Wellness programs for AFOA Canada.