For him, an effective Indigenous economic development that achieves the goals of First Nations in Canada must be supported by a framework and policies based on our realities.
Mr. Vollant is the father of three daughters and is from the Innu First Nation of Pessamit. His professional career began by being the first manager of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Youth Council which was the responsibility of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador. Mr. Vollant holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration.
He was director of BMO Bank of Montreal and director of economic development for his community. He has also served as executive director of two First Nations in Quebec, as well as vice-president of business development for an Indigenous construction company. He is now the Indigenous Relations Advisor for the mining company Rio Tinto– IOC.
Mr. Vollant has always worked to create the maximum of job opportunities for his peers. He has also participated on various boards of directors of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal organizations in order to participate in the development of First Nations at different levels.