Lorelei Higgins is a Métis Canadian Cultural Mediator, a Rotary Peace Fellow and Positive Peace Activator as well as a Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Program alumna. She has worked on community-based projects locally and internationally with government agencies, non-government organizations and the business sector. These projects centre on peace and conflict transformation, Indigenous matters and the elevation of female voices in leadership. Lorelei has worked across the globe in communities in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America.
Lorelei is the Community Lead for the City of Calgary’s Anti-Racism Program and is working to advance The City of Calgary’s commitments to anti-racism and Truth and Reconciliation. Lorelei is also a consultant with Mediators Beyond Borders International and Canadian Equity Consulting, cultivating projects that focus on Indigenous relations and enhanced diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging efforts.
Lorelei has an MBA, with a specialization in leadership. She is passionate about creating bold, open spaces for building peace through cross-cultural learning and the establishment and nurturing of enduring, positive relationships.
As the reigning Mrs. Unity World Canada and Mrs. Canada Globe 2020-2023, Lorelei is leading efforts to increase female leadership in peacebuilding efforts locally and globally. She is often found adventuring around the world with her family.
- Anti-Racism Capacity Building
- Appreciative Inquiry
- Asset Based Community Development
- Community Dialogue
- Business Planning & Analysis
- Cultural Mediation
- Cross Cultural Learning, Diversity
- Equity & Inclusion Training
- Executive Coaching,
- Indigenous Relations & Indigenous Human Rights
- Large Group Mediations
- Systems Thinking
- Indigenous Relations (2020-present)
-Indigenous relations protocol, relationship development, cultural mediation, training development and delivery
-MBBI, Nisga’a Lisims Government & Rotary District 5040
- Business Planning, Implementation and Evaluation (2011- present)
-Full cycle business planning, strategic planning and implementation, evaluation development and implementation
-Rotary Peace Fellows Alumni Association, The City of Calgary, Columbia College, Business Improvement Areas, Calgary Addictions Sector, Rediscovery Bolivia, Rediscovery Guyana and Ouaitoukoubouli-Kalinago Rediscover
- Executive Coaching (2011-present)
-Individual coaching to support client growth, identification and achievement of goals. (Range of clients, including students)
- Mediation (2009-present)
-Group mediation focused on conflict transformation.
-Rotary Peace Fellows Alumni Association, Condominium First, Calgary Business Revitalization Zones, Calgary’s Addictions Sector, Calgary Community Associations and Calgary Sport Recreation Groups.
- Indigenous Awareness, International Human Rights Law and Instruments Training, Cross Cultural Communication (2004-present)
-Awareness and capacity building sessions focused on Indigenous Matters, human rights and cross-cultural communication
-Prepare Her, The City of Calgary, civic partners, non-profit organizations, Business Improvement Areas, the Federation of Calgary Communities, Rotary Clubs and Rotary International, Calgary Community Associations, Calgary Sport Recreation Groups, Rediscovery Bolivia, Nur University Rediscovery Guyana and Ouaitoukoubouli-Kalinago Rediscovery
- Cross Cultural Learning and Culture Shock Sessions (2003-present)
-Ghost River Rediscovery and Partner Organizations in Guyana, Bolivia, Dominica, India, Poland, Finland, Portugal, Brazil, Austria and Rotary International
- English – written & spoken
- Spanish – written & spoken
- French – written & spoken
- Michif – written & spoken
- Central Asia
- East Asia
- South Asia
- Southeast Asia
- West Asia
- Central Africa
- East Africa
- North Africa
- Southern Africa
- West Africa
- North America
- South America