Janine Manning
Board Member

Janine Manning (she/her/kwe) is Anishnaabe and a member of the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation (Neyaashiinigmiing, ON) who lives and works in Toronto with her son, Tarquinius.

Janine is the Manager of Annual Giving & Donor Relations at Anishnawbe Health Foundation and has spent the last decade dedicated to supporting Indigenous relations & community development in managerial and director roles in provincial and national organizations including United Way Greater Toronto, Ontario Arts Council (OAC), and Teach For Canada. Janine holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Environmental Studies (2013) from York University and a Certificate in Social Sector Management Program from Schulich School of Business (2013). Janine became an accidental grant maker as the Manager of the Indigenous Culture Fund (OAC) and has since supporting grant reviewing efforts as a volunteer with Ontario Trillium Fund, Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund, and Laidlaw Foundation Granting Committee. Janine is an Indigenous Advisor to the Toronto Public Library, FoodShare Toronto, BCG Canada, and is the current President of Laidlaw Foundation, which funds youth-led organizations and initiatives in Ontario supporting young people impacted by the justice, education, and child-welfare systems. Janine is the first Indigenous person to serve as President of a private philanthropic foundation in Canada (non-Indigenous-led).