Grande Prairie, AB
Leonard is a Health and Safety Management consultant who specializes in heavy equipment, off-road, all-terrain vehicle training and certification in northern Alberta and northeast British Columbia. Leonard worked in a variety of professional roles prior to obtaining his heavy equipment operator certificate from Keyano College, including technical and safety management roles with Procter & Gamble/Weyerhaeuser. Leonard is extremely involved in his community and has extensive volunteer experience. This includes his volunteer work with the Canadian Red Cross, where he supported the Northridge earthquake response in Los Angeles in 1995. Leonard currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Grande Prairie Friendship Centre, actively participating on several committees, representing the Centre as an elder, and partaking in elders and youth gatherings. Through his role on this Board, he is also involved with the Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association (ANFCA) as chairperson of the Climate Change Committee, which is part of the ANFCA’s Indigenous Climate Leadership Initiative (ICLI). Leonard also sits on the City of Grande Prairie’s Community Advisory Board on Homelessness (CABH).
Leonard joined the Patient and Family Advisory Committee (PFAC) in 2018 with a desire to create a positive environment that fosters change within Alberta’s healthcare system. He has a professional and personal interest in safety topics and how to effectively pursue quality improvement. Leonard and his wife Rosemary have two adult children, Matthew and Elizabeth, who are both pursuing careers as healthcare professionals. Leonard and Rosemary enjoy traveling, camping, ATVing, fishing and visiting with friends and relatives.