The Inspiration behind Colouring It Forward
Greetings to all my relations
Originally from Quebec, Diana spent her teenage years in Western Africa which was an early awakening to different cultures and the difficulties of living in a developing country
Following that experience, she obtained a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Sherbrooke with the intention of helping people to improve their standard of living by working on water and sanitation projects.
Her first job was with Enbridge in Edmonton, where she also became the youngest Rotarian of her club, the Edmonton Avenue of Nations Rotary Club, at age 26. She left Edmonton to work as a volunteer in Peru for two years on optimizing existing water and sewer systems.
At the end of her contract, she came back to Alberta to work for CAWST with whom she pioneered train the trainer programs on household water treatment projects throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
Diana then worked on water distribution and treatment systems for consulting engineering firms in Calgary and joined the Rotary Club of Calgary Olympic.
Aside from being an engineer, Diana is also an Algonquin Métis, an artist, and a musician. In the spring of 2016, one morning she woke up from a dream that had showed her the way to help Indigenous people by founding the Colouring It Forward project.
Our newest member of our board is Karen English, founder of Kamotaan Consulting and main organizer of the Children are our Sacred Bundle conferences, SAIYA Awards and other healing and educational events.