Tina Sheridan, President & Board Chair
Founder of CreeQuest in 2010, Tina grew up in Taykwa Tagamou Nation, Cochrane On. She is the proud mother of 2 grown children and grandmother to 1. In her day-to-day work life, Tina focuses on maintaining and developing partnerships to sustain the growth of CreeQuest Corp. Also, she manages the business operations to ensure CreeQuest delivers on our commitments to our industry partners and our community members.
Greg Sutherland, Director & Board Member
Greg is a member of Moose Cree First Nation. He works effectively whether he is on the road or in a boardroom. Greg also brings years of experience in Employment & Training, Business Development and Negotiation skills. The long-standing working relationship with Tina Sheridan came together to bring their shared values and commitments to their respective communities. Greg also brings a light-hearted and comical approach to the table.
Virginia Forsythe, Director & Board Member
Virginia is a member of Wahgoshig First Nation and brings a wealth of knowledge to our team. She has years of experience working in facilitation, guidance and is our Elder Advisor in our business dealings. She has a strong background in Public Relations and making new connections while providing unique approaches to problem-solving. Virginia and Tina have a long-standing working relationship in Implementation, Coordinating and Public Speaking.
Founding partners of CreeQuest Corp and Komplete Modular Solutions, Ryan & Tina, come together with a decade of experience working together and jointly with our team to provide you with Remote Camp and Site Office solutions. CreeQuest Corp. & Aramark has been partners since 2013, and Kirkland Lake Gold is our 3rd successful project together. This team provides community investments, employment opportunities, and high-quality hospitality services jointly for all your camp services needs in Catering, Housekeeping and Janitorial. This award-winning partnership has a main office in Cochrane, ON.
Crucial to CreeQuest Corp. is the increase of Indigenous employment opportunities in all our projects and partnerships. The plan includes addressing community-specific logistical challenges, establishing ongoing support for employees, refining recruitment sessions, working with employment and training coordinators, and developing employee recognition programs. We also provide Elder Advisory support on all our projects.
CreeQuest Corp. and NPLH Drilling are both privately-owned companies providing contracting opportunities in the centre of the province for the mining sector. NPLH Drilling brings experience in First Nation relations, and services including Surface Diamond Drilling, Reverse Circulation Drilling, Remote Drilling and Helicopter Portable. We recently worked together on a Fall Harvest Promotion that included Cash Prizes and Turkeys for our local communities. Our partnership has launched a six-month Manager in Training (MIT) program for a Taykwa Tagamou member. The program exposes the MIT candidate to all aspects of the mining drilling industry.
CreeQuest Corp. has partnered with Taykwa Tagamou Nation to re-launch the Indigenous Adult Alternative Education Program. This program is open to all that have been out of school for 1 year and looking to obtain their Ontario Secondary High School Diploma. There are currently over 50 students enrolled. CreeQuest Corp. & their partners at Aramark have committed to an annual contribution of $85,000. To date, we have contributed a total of $255,000. Ask us how to apply!
Shareholders of CreeQuest Corp. are parents, grandparents and our backgrounds certainly set the vision of creating better opportunities and support for Youth Development. We support Youth Programs and activities that demonstrate healthy lifestyles, teamwork, and a sense of pride in big or small accomplishments.
We are known for our award-winning business model in various categories such as Procurement and Partnerships, Indigenous Partnerships and Aboriginal Leadership. Tina Sheridan was the recent 2019 recipient for the Influential Women of Northern Ontario.
Shareholders of CreeQuest Corp. are Indigenous, and our backgrounds include various knowledge in cultural teachings. We support programs that build to provide, fund, and encourage participation in ceremonies such as sweat lodges, Sundance, other faith programs in your communities that are important to you.
Our core as Indigenous business people is to set a path for our future generations. It is essential to build capacity within our own models to ensure the corporation’s growth and development remain respectful to our Foundation. We pride ourselves in increasing our equipment inventory, community investment donations, and social programs that enhance on and off-reserve programs. It is not uncommon to invite our children or spouses to interact with our business partners and create a meaningful relationship that recognizes the importance of family, traditions, and legacy teachings.
Founder Tina Sheridan will share her journey in how her successes overcame the challenges to demolish the barriers that most people with her background struggle with. We want to share our knowledge, our successes with other aspiring Indigenous Entrepreneurs. If you have an idea and your community has opened the door to Resource Development opportunities, we can help.
CreeQuest Corp. strides to represent a regional approach to working together. Our commitment lies within the Foundation Values that we know align with yours in all or some ways. We can tailor your vision to provide the best service and active participation at the job site, creative approaches and enhancing Indigenous Content and quick answers and requests for your project needs.
We value our partner’s commitment to growth and excellence for both companies. We can learn from each other from daily operations, programs, and customer service that our new and existing clients expect. It is our mission to demonstrate the culture that will guide us to continued success. Together CreeQuest Corp. brings years of business operations in various fields and communication that hold the integrity of a successful partnership to being recognized as leaders in our industries.
The Shareholders of CreeQuest Corp. have lived in our local communities, worked for various Indigenous Organizations, and have come together as a business to build what we term as a Social Enterprise. When the company benefits, so do the communities. We want to provide infrastructure and long-term support to your community. The difference with CreeQuest Corp. is we know and understand your challenges to build a successful path, and together we determine what those needs are and work towards a better future for our legacies.