About Bob Goulais

BobG_2015_01Bob Goulais, an Anishinaabe from Nipissing First Nation is well-versed and experienced senior executive and consultant having provided over 20 years of service to industry, not-for-profit and First Nation organizations. Most recently, Bob served as Chief of Staff to the AFN National Chief and Vice-President, Communications & Public Affairs for Ishkonigan Consulting and Mediation Inc.

Prior to his most recent roles, Bob served as the founding Director of Aboriginal Relations for the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, responsible for establishing the new Branch and fostering relationships between the government and First Nations and Métis communities across Ontario.

Well-versed in strategic policy and planning, Bob also served as the manager of the Culture Planning Unit and Strategic Policy and Planning Unit at the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

Throughout his career, Bob has excelled in situations requiring significant change management, organizational development, human resource development and community engagement development.

From 2004 to 2009, Bob served as the Chief of Staff for the Grand Council Chief’s of the Anishinabek Nation, a provincial territorial organization representing over 40 First Nations across Ontario.

Bob has also served as the Senior Communications Advisor for the Ontario Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs and communications officer for the Union of Ontario Indians. During his time at the UOI, Goulais was responsible for media relations for the Grand Council Chief’s office and was a designated spokesperson for the Anishinabek Nation.

His website and the “Anishnawbe Blog” has had over 2 million visitors since it was established in 1997.


  • Executive Management
  • Policy Development
  • Community Engagement
  • Indigenous Community Relations
  • Indigenous Cultural Proficiency
  • Government Relations
  • Human Resource Management & Development
  • Business Development
  • Communications and Public Relations
  • Media Relations
  • Leadership

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