Top 10 After 10: Justin Smith

Top 10 After 10: Justin Smith

Justin SmithJustin Smith graduated fromBishop’s in 2005 with a B.A. Major Business and a Minor in Economics.

Justin is Chief Executive Officer at Innovation 7, a 100% Indigenous-owned company, located in the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation community on the unceded traditional territory of the Algonquin Nation. He is a subject matter expert in infrastructure project development and provides executive project oversight and management expertise to Innovation 7 clients.

Innovation 7 is a trusted advisor to Indigenous communities, governments and private sector companies helping to build longstanding and meaningful relationships in the pursuit of reconciliation. Justin is passionate about eliminating systemic barriers faced by Indigenous people, communities and businesses through meaningful consultation and sustainable economic development.

Justin believes strongly in equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as healthy work-life balance and has woven these beliefs into the culture of Innovation 7.

When he isn’t working, Justin likes to spend time outside, hiking, camping, kayaking, and enjoying the gifts of nature. Continuous self-improvement is important to him, and he enjoys mindful self-reflection and exploring activities to improve his wellbeing. In his downtime, he likes to read and listen to music.