Monica James – Farm Credit Canada

As FCC Senior Director of Indigenous Financing, Monica leads a national team dedicated exclusively to empowering Indigenous participation in food and agriculture, assisting communities in reclaiming their inherent right to food security.

Monica is a member of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation and grew up in northern Manitoba. With over 20 years of experience creating space for Indigenous entrepreneurs at the economic table within corporate Canada, she’s passionate about bridging the gap between Indigenous and Western worldviews.

Before FCC, she was instrumental in creating a strategy to support Indigenous entrepreneurs at the Business Development Bank of Canada and guided the organization’s reconciliation journey with Call to Action #92.
Monica works and resides on Treaty 1 Territory and the Homeland of the Red River Metis and acknowledges that she’s a guest on these lands.