Prince Edward Island
Kateri Coade is a proud member of the Abegweit First Nation and resides on the Rocky Point Reserve with her family. Kateri is the Executive Director at the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI, where she is responsible for many portfolios including Justice, Employment, Education, Child & Family Services, Health, Integrated Resource Management, Aboriginal Sports Circle, and overall administrative duties. She has held various other positions such as the Senior Coordinator of the PEI First Nations Child and Family Services program and the Director of Social Development with Abegweit First Nation. Kateri also brings experience in working as an employee with both Provincial and Federal Governments. Kateri is a strong voice and advocate for Mi’kmaq people living in the PEI and has worked on various policy and legislative pieces related to Social Development and Child Welfare
Kateri sits on various Boards including the UPEI Board of Governors; CN Rail Indigenous Advisory Council; Atlantic Provinces Economic Council; 2023 Canada Games Board of Directors and Management as VP of Protocol; the National Advisory Committee for First Nations Child & Family Services; and the PEI Social Work Registration Board. She has also sat on several Boards and Committees dedicated to the inclusion and advancement of the PEI First Nations, through various sectors including mental wellness, sport, and justice.
Kateri is dedicated to continuing education and was a Social Work Field Instructor in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba and is an alumnus of the 2022 Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference. She holds a Bachelor of Political Science from University of Prince Edward Island, and a Bachelor and Master’s in Social Work from Dalhousie University.