Vancouver, BC. December 1, 2019
The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) names Margaret Kisikaw Piyesis as Chief Executive Officer
Effective December 1, 2019, Margaret Kisikaw Piyesis will step into the role of CEO of CAAN. The organization’s Board of Directors and acting CEO Renée Masching are very pleased to make this announcement following a Nationally advertised search and competitive round of applications. Margaret is of Cree ancestry from Treaty Four Territory in land now called Saskatchewan. She stands strong in her Indigeneity, gives gratitude to the Creator and her Ancestors and is celebrating 20+ years of responding to HIV, HCV and colonial impacts among Indigenous communities through culture, ceremony, humour, and Indigenous ways. Margaret has an impressive array of experience with a wide range of understanding and knowledge that will greatly benefit CAAN and its staff.
We are looking forward to the new knowledge and new skills that Ms. Kisikaw Piyesis will bring to the organization as we move forward.