February 16, 2023
Independent consultant. Indigenous youth; Indigenous engagement; Program design and training; Indigenous homelessness.
Kim Kakakaway is Cree and Saulteaux First Nations from Treaty Six in Saskatchewan. She currently resides in Treaty Seven (Calgary, AB), which has been ‘home’ for many years. Kim has worked with and for Indigenous communities across North America and has been an advocate for social justice and change.
She has over 15 years of experience working with youth and young adults and works towards the inclusion of Indigenous values and practices within oppressive systems. Kim has worked in the homelessness sector on various levels, including the development of Indigenous program models, and program implementation. She understands the complexities of working frontlines within the homeless sector and continues to provide supports, coaching and education from her experiences and learnings.
Kim is currently the Indigenous Training and Relations Coordinator with A Way Home Canada, where she conducts trainings, provides program supports and brings in an Indigenous lens to the work within. She has developed a 2-day training around Indigenous homelessness which launched this year in 2023. Kim is also an independent consultant, offering various Indigenous specific supports. She is passionate about empowering those around her, and is always up for a laugh and some good humor!