Veronica Carrozzi

Parliamentary Affairs Advisor

Veronica has worked for the Senate of Canada since 1999. She is responsible for the overall management of the Senator’s office. She’s up to date on current events and the political agenda to ensure that Senator Boyer is properly briefed and advised on all issues of significance to her role. Veronica feels the Senate is an exciting place and truly values the work being done here.

Veronica.Carrozzi@sen.parl.gc.ca

Sky T. Losier

Parliamentary Affairs Advisor

Sky has worked on and off Parliament Hill since 2015. Prior to joining Senator Boyer's office, he worked at the House of Commons and on many provincial and federal election campaigns, most recently as a Director of Rapid Response. Sky works with Senator Boyer on how to best advance her priorities through legislative initiatives and community engagement. Sky is excited to support the important work the Senator is doing. Outside of work, Sky can be found exploring Canada's great outdoors.

Sky.Losier@sen.parl.gc.ca

Aiden Cyr

Parliamentary Research Assistant

Aiden is a member of the Manitoba Métis Federation with ancestral roots in the Métis homeland along the Red River in the settlements of St.Norbert and St.Francois, Southern Manitoba. The traditional Buffalo hunt staging grounds. Aiden assists the Senator’s work as a researcher, through social media and as a direct assistant to the office. He uses his experience as an environmental activist and a champion of the rights of Indigenous peoples to best assist the Senator in her role.

aiden.cyr@sen.parl.gc.ca

Métis Bear

Bear Witness to #JordansPrinciple

Métis Bear accompanies Senator Boyer on her travels, meetings and formal events with the goal of advancing reconciliation between all bears and people.

He celebrates his birthday on May 10 or “Bear Witness Day.” On that date, Canadians are encouraged to bear witness to Jordan’s Principle—named in memory of Jordan River Anderson, a First Nations child from Norway House Cree Nation in Manitoba—by bringing their teddy bears to daycare, school or work in order to host a “bear birthday party” and to post photos with the hashtag #JordansPrinciple.

Jordan’s Principle aims to ensure that First Nations children across Canada are given access to public health and social services in a way that is reflective of their distinct cultural needs, takes full account of the historical disadvantage linked to colonization, and without experiencing any service denials, delays or disruptions because they are First Nations.

Although the child-first principle has been widely acclaimed, there have been many gaps in its implementation. The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ordered the federal government to fully implement Jordan's Principle on May 10, 2016.