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

Jeanne Provencher

Parliamentary Affairs Advisor

Jeanne has a background in political theory and Indigenous rights. She has volunteer experience working with the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society and other non-profit organizations in Ottawa. Jeanne started her career in the Senate as a research assistant before moving on to the role of Parliamentary Affairs Advisor. She is responsible for research, strategic analysis, and providing recommendations on how to best advance Senator Boyer’s legislative priorities.

jeanne.provencher2@sen.parl.gc.ca

Sky T. Losier

Communications Advisor

Sky has worked as a consultant and advisor for numerous politicians at the federal, provincial and local levels, along with various NGOs and charities. He works with Senator Boyer on digital communications products and strategies. Outside of work, Sky loves exploring (and taking photos of) the magnificent outdoors Canada has to offer.

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.