The Team

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elaina-headshot-2015    A proud Métis, Elaina is the President and Producer of EC Production, an event production company that specializes in creating live shows and stellar productions across Canada. Elaina has been producing, directing and promoting popular industry acts and artists for over 20 years.

She started producing festivals in 1999 when she founded the Rock City Women’s Music Festival in Wakefield Quebec. In 2004, she founded, and still produces, WESTFEST, an Ottawa festival, now going into its 14th year in 2017, that showcases all levels of Canadian Artist from all provinces and territories. Elaina was a Producer for the Indspire Awards for 13 years and she remains the Director for the Annual Indspire Educator Awards and National Gathering while also producing Indspire’s Soaring Indigenous Youth Conferences annually.

She is passionate and dedicated to providing opportunities and employment for marginalized people and committees in her home city of Ottawa. Elaina has been a Jury member for Canada’s Juno Awards, East Coast Music Awards as well as for the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Ottawa Arts Council and Manitoba Music. In 2013 Elaina was bestowed the Victor Tolgesy Art Award, the most prestigious decoration given for outstanding contributions to the Arts in the City of Ottawa and in 2014 she was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

 


suzette-headshot2Suzette is a support worker, motivational speaker, event coordinator, publicist and manager for artists, reality TV star, and much more. She is producer and host of the award-winning radio show ThinkNDN. She brings to light various Indigenous issues through her charitable work and is a promoter of Indigenous talent. She was selected for the 2015 Famous Five Women’s Foundation of Canada and continues to work to inspire Indigenous Peoples to achieve their dreams.

Suzette est, entre autres, travailleuse de soutien, conférencière motivatrice, coordonnatrice d’évènements, publiciste et gérante d’artistes ainsi que star de téléréalité. Elle est aussi productrice et animatrice de l’émission de radio primée ThinkNDN. Au travers de son travail charitable, elle met en lumière diverses questions autochtones et promeut des artistes autochtones. En 2015, elle a été choisie par la Fondation des Célèbres Cinq et continue à inspirer les Autochtones pour qu’ils réalisent leurs rêves.

Anne Marie is a bilingual marketing and communications professional, with extensive experience in delivering integrated strategies through exceptional project management skills. She has worked in several industries, including investment banking, corporate communications, newswire services, and the non-profit sector. Prior to joining Indspire, Anne Marie was head of communications at Marketing Research and Intelligence Association; VP, Business Development at Bryan Mills Group; and VP, Sales at Canadian Corporate News. Anne Marie is a member of the Canadian Society of Association Executives and holds the designation of CAE (certified association executive). She is also a graduate of Transformational Arts in Toronto with a Psychotherapist degree.

Anne Marie Gabriel, CAE
Vice President, Commmunications and Marketing
agabriel@indspire.ca | 1.855.INDSPIRE (463.7747) x 237

Senior Communications Officer
ahsu@indspire.ca | 1.855.INDSPIRE (463.7747) x 3005

Communications Coordinator
acharles@indspire.ca | 1.855.INDSPIRE (463.7747) x 221