Senior Strategic Advisor, Canada Council for the Arts
Sheila James is a Senior Strategic Advisor at the Canada Council for the Arts and an Ottawa-based, multi-disciplinary artist. She has over twenty-years of experience facilitating communities and developing strategies to deepen the understanding of and expand participation in creative, equitable and democratic processes. Along with developing strategic policy, program and project management, chairing and facilitating committees and managing finances and staff, she uses creativity to affect social awareness and progressive change. Her book of short stories, In the Wake of Loss, received Honourable Mention, Fore Word Reviews Book of the Year Award and was a finalist, Ottawa Book Awards.