Jarret Leaman is Anishinaabe (Ojibway) from Magnetawan First Nation. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration specializing in Human Resource Management with a minor degree in Native Studies from Trent University, and a Master’s degree in Industrial Relations through the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University.
Jarret is currently is the Director of Business Development and Philanthropy for Troon Technologies and the Founder of the Centre for Indigenous Innovation and Technology.
Previously, Jarret was the Senior Administrative Officer at the Aboriginal Institutes Consortium (AIC), a non-profit membership organization that comprises nine Aboriginal controlled postsecondary education and training institutes in Ontario, Canada.
Prior to that, Jarret was the Executive Director of the Aboriginal Professional Association of Canada, a membership-based, leadership-focused organization that connects, supports and promotes outstanding leadership within the First Nations, Métis and Inuit community of professionals. Prior to APAC, Jarret was the Director of Programs and Strategic Initiatives at the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB), a Sr. Project Coordinator at the Council of Ontario Universities.
Jarret specializes in diversity and inclusion, labour market readiness, entrepreneurship, non-profit management, Aboriginal engagement and policy development, and has worked with several large organizations in the energy, resource, and educational sectors.
Jarret is highly involved within the Aboriginal community in Toronto as previous Co-Chair of the Aboriginal Postsecondary Information Program, and through his active volunteer work with the following organizations.
1. Aboriginal Legal Services, Community Council Member
2. Ontario Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Board Member