The RLI Team
Rupertsland Institute (RLI) includes approximately 60 staff members who are committed to working with and for Métis people by providing high quality services and programming to the Métis community in Alberta.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Directly accountable to the RLI Board of Governors, the CEO is responsible for ensuring the three mandates of education, training and research are carried out effectively by RLI staff.
Director of Operations
The Director of Operations oversees the administrative functions of the organization and coordinates the work of the Associate Directors.
Associate Directors develop work plans under their respective areas of responsibility that reflect the goals outlined under the RLI Business Plan and the current priorities of the federal Aboriginal labour market strategy. Collectively, the various work plans feed into the RLI Annual Operational Plan that serves as a guide for the work that RLI conducts on behalf of the Métis people during the course of the fiscal year.
Senior Management Team (SMT)
The CEO, the Director of Operations and the Associate Directors comprise the Senior Management Team (SMT). The SMT operates as a collegiate decision-making body and advises the CEO on action items pertaining to the operations of Rupertsland Institute under the mandates of education, training and research.
Director of Operations
Associate Director, Métis Training to Employment
Deputy Director of Operations
Associate Director, Métis Education
Service Delivery Team
RLI’s service delivery network is decentralized through community-based programming and divides the province into four geographic regions. This organizational structure allows for standardized client service delivery through a network of Education & Employment offices (Métis Training to Employment or MTE), while centralizing financial and administrative accountability at the Head Office.
Regional Managers are responsible for overseeing the regional budget that supports Métis clients and their training needs. In response to labour market conditions, Regional Managers determine the best way to deliver client services in their respective region. Regional services include individualized action plans and training projects that are designed to match clients with an occupational interest to a specific labour market demand. While developing training projects, Regional Managers engage partners, employers and other stakeholders that can support the training and facilitate a successful entry into the labour market.
Manager, Métis Education Foundation and Executive Operations
The Métis Education Foundation has established endowments with various post-secondary institutions across Alberta.
The investments derived from the endowments provide bursaries and awards to Métis students. Working closely with the post-secondary institutions, Lisa manages endowments under the Métis Education Foundation.
Manager, Northeast region
Northeast region includes Métis Nation of Alberta’s (MNA) Regions 1 and 2. MTE offices are in Bonnyville and Lac La Biche and mobile service is provide to Conklin, Fort McMurray, St Paul, Cold Lake, Lloydminster and other locations.
Manager, Northwest region
Northwest region encompasses MNA’s Regions 5 and 6. MTE offices are in Grande Prairie, Peace River, High Prairie and Slave Lake with mobile service provided to High Level, Fort Vermillion, Fairview, Red Earth/Wabasca and other locations.
Manager, Central region
Central region incorporates MNA’s Region 4 and one MTE office in Edmonton with mobile services provided to Hinton, Grande Cache and Whitecourt as well as other communities in the region.
Manager, South region
South region covers MNA’s Region 3 and has two MTE offices in Calgary and Red Deer. Mobile services are provided to Lethbridge, Pincher Creek, Rocky Mountain House and Drumheller. RLI works with the SAAMIS Aboriginal Employment and Training Society to deliver services on behalf of Métis clients in Medicine Hat.
Provincial Project Manager
Online Program Manager