Billie Schibler

Chief Executive Officer, Manitoba's Metis Child and Family Services Authority

Billie Schibler is currently the Chief Executive Officer for Manitoba’s Métis Child & Family Services Authority. She will be speaking about the innovative Live-in Family Enhancement Program.

Previously, she served as the Children’s Advocate of Manitoba, an Independent Officer reporting to the Manitoba Legislature. As the voice of children and youth in care of the child and family services system, she lobbied for the power to advocate for children outside the CFS system.

Billie, also known as Purple Harvest Woman, is a Metis woman from Manitoba, a mother and grandmother.Billie is a Pipe Carrier and Traditional Ceremony Keeper. For more than 25 years, she has been a Sun Dancer in Canada and Internationally.

Billie believes in “working from the spirit” by inspiring all to engage from a strength-based philosophy reflecting the sacredness of children. Billie believes that everyone should ask the question in the work they do, “Is It Good For The Children?”