Keynote Sara Wolfe: Exploring Indigenous Perspectives and Practice in Health Leadership

Touching on the intersection of health and innovation through an Indigenous lens, this talk will share stories and insights from their leadership journey as a community-based health provider and social finance leader. Emphasizing the importance of integrating ancestral wisdom and community leadership into mainstream programs, the speaker will reveal the best practices she’s identified for inclusive and collaborative design across program development and delivery, governance and decision-making, and wider systems change.

Sara Wolfe, Executive Leader and Freelance Consultant, @7thgenMW

Sara Wolfe is a seasoned executive leader in the fields of health and social finance. She is both a nurse and a midwife with more than 25 years working in front-line primary care and community-based initiatives in a variety of leadership positions. Sara has an Executive MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto where she is an Executive in Residence.

Sara has extensive governance expertise, including serving as a Board member on numerous not-for-profit boards and countless formal advisory boards and councils.  She is currently a Board Director for the Canadian Peace Museum, the Equality Fund, and Health Nexus where she is Chair of the Board, and she is an Advisory Council member with the President’s office at McMaster University. 

Sara is passionate about driving positive change and uplifting inclusive innovation through an equity-driven anti-oppression values lens and brings a unique blend of design, development, strategy, and governance expertise. She likes to birth things – sometimes babies, sometimes ideas – and is dedicated to creating transformative solutions that bridge contemporary and Indigenous knowledge and worldviews that work towards the creation of meaningful opportunities for equity, peace, and reconciliation for today, and for the next 7 generations.