Kim Baird

Chancellor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Former Chief of the Tsawwassen First Nation and Consultant, Kim Baird Strategic Consulting

Kim Baird was the elected Chief of the Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) for six terms, from 1999-2012. She had the honour of negotiating and implementing British Columbia’s first urban treaty on April 3, 2009 and has since overseen numerous economic and institutional development projects for TFN.

Ms. Baird was the first woman, who was not an MLA, in BC history to address the BC Legislature on October 15, 2007 when the British Columbia Treaty Legislation process was initiated.

She has been appointed to the Premier’s Aboriginal Business Investment Council and the Minister’s Advisory Council on Aboriginal Women.

Today, she is Chancellor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) and owner of Kim Baird Strategic Consulting and offers services in relation to First Nation policy, governance and economic development, as well as First Nation consultation, communication and engagement issues. Ms. Baird is proficient in communication, negotiation and facilitation among other skills. She currently serves First Nation and Industry clients on a range of issues.

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