engage‘s founder and leader, Conor Tapp, is a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta. Growing up in Winnipeg and Calgary, his mother instilled in him traditional values of community and togetherness.

Throughout his career, Conor has experienced his greatest successes when his work is grounded in the values that matter most to him:

Wahkotowin

ᐊᐧᐦᑯᐦᑐᐃᐧᐣ | We are all connected, we are all related.

More than a recognition that we are connected to all living things, it's knowing we can learn from and grow with one another.

Sakihiwewin

ᓴᑭᐦᐃᐁᐧᐃᐧᐣ | love for all

The most powerful emotion, love inspires minds and ignites passion. Love can build bridges, tear down walls, and heal wounds.

Mekiwin

ᒣᑭᐃᐧᐣ | The act of giving. Charity.

Altruistic support for a cause or person. Giving not for your own benefit, but for the benefit of others.

Manâtcihiwewin

ᒪᓈᐟᒋᐦᐃᐁᐧᐃᐧᐣ | Respect.

Equity, consultation, appreciating the value of knowledge and wisdom shared by others.

Nisitihtamowin

ᓂᓯᑎᐦᑕᒧᐃᐧᐣ | Understanding.

Curiosity and questions, and also kindness and wholeness with our answers. Building understanding means being willing to understand.