Danielle Levine, BA, MBA
Founder of the Fraser River All Nations Aboriginal Society
Danielle Levine is Métis and originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, but she now calls British Columbia’s Lower Mainland home. She is a social entrepreneur, advocate and educational designer who strives to create meaningful learning opportunities through her independent consulting practice.
She is currently working with the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) on increasing the engagement and participation of Indigenous peoples in the 37,000 members in the regulated profession and growing the CPA Financial Literacy program in British Columbia. Danielle is also currently working with clients on strategic planning and custom designed entrepreneurship programs for Stó:lo Community Futures.
Over the years, Danielle has helped to develop several entrepreneurship accelerator programs including the Entreprenorth program, e@UBC and the Kanuu Indigenous Innovation Society, which is an organization that she founded. She custom designed a food entrepreneurship program for Indigenous hunters and gatherers in Inuvik, NWT that incorporated food sovereignty, entrepreneurial development, and traditional indigenous knowledge.
While working at the Sauder School of Business at UBC, Danielle designed many courses including a full MBA credit for visiting Maori students from the University of Waikato Management School in New Zealand. She also co-designed the first Indigenous topics course that is now offered to all Bachelor of Commerce students at the business school.
Danielle currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Chief Joe Mathias Aboriginal Scholarship fund, the Leq’á:mel Economic Development Corporation. Danielle is a former board member of the Vancouver Native Housing Society, Co-operatives First and a founder and former board member of the Fraser River All Nations Aboriginal Society.
Danielle has a Master of Business Administration with a focus on developing and delivering Financial Literacy programming for urban Indigenous communities as well as a certificate in Community Economic Development from Simon Fraser University.