Tanya Clarmont was appointed to the Board of Governors on July 31, 2019. Tanya was appointed to the role of Vice Chair in 2021. She became Chair of the Audit Committee and joined the Board Executive Committee in 2021. She was the Board liaison to the Camosun Foundation Board of Directors for 2020/21. Tanya is Teme-Augama Anishnabai on her father’s side and her community is Bear Island Reserve on Lake Temagami, Ontario. She is also French Canadian from the Ottawa Valley on her mother’s side. She acknowledges and embraces both sides of her cultural background. Tanya moved to the traditional territory of the Lekwungen speaking peoples in BC to further her education while also continuing her career with the Friendship Centre Movement, which dates back to 2001. She works for the Victoria Native Friendship Centre as the Director of Human Resources and Management Supports, which aligns well with her commitment to lifelong mentorship of Indigenous peoples. She previously held positions at the provincial and national level of the Friendship Centre Movement. Tanya also works as a consultant, with her most recent work being centred around the topics of Reconciliation, TRC Calls to Action, UNDRIP and Indigenous Financial Literacy. Tanya graduated from the University of Victoria with a B.A. in Fine Arts focused in Creative Writing and attended the Banff Arts Centre in the Aboriginal Emerging Artists Program. She also holds a double Humanities B.A. in Native Studies and Law & Justice from Laurentian University in Sudbury, ON.