Wade Grant, Intergovernmental Affairs Officer, Musqueam First Nation
Wade Grant currently serves as the Intergovernmental Affairs Officer to the Musqueam First Nation, while also serving as a Board Chair for the First Nations Health Council, and New Relationship Trust. He is also a board member for Covenant House Vancouver.
Prior to working for his community, Wade spent 3 years with the BC provincial government as the special advisor on First Nations issues to the premier, where he convened groups to talk with the province about unresolved issues with the BC First Nations.
Previously, Wade has served on the Vancouver Police Board; was an economic development officer; and band council member with the Musqueam Indian Band.
During the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, Wade was Assistant General Manager of the Four Host Nations Aboriginal Pavilion. He has acted as a policy analyst for the BC Assembly of First Nations and as executive assistant to the Solicitor General of British Columbia. He holds a BA in Political Science from UBC and attended UBC Law School.
In November 2015 and 2013, he was recognized by Vancouver Magazine when they included him on their “Power 50” list. In 2012, Wade received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal for his service to his community. Wade continues to reside on the Musqueam Indian Reserve with his partner Marie and two children, Eli and Isla.