Leanne M. Bellegarde

Former Director, Diversity & Inclusion at Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Inc.

Leanne M. Bellegarde

Leanne M. Bellegarde

Former Director, Diversity & Inclusion at Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Inc.

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Leanne M. Bellegarde is from Treaty 4 territory but grew up in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan and calls Saskatoon home. She is a member of the Peepeekisis First Nation.

Leanne has been the Director of Aboriginal Strategy at PotashCorp since 2010. This important corporate initiative fosters mutually beneficial relationships with First Nations and Métis people for economic prosperity with an emphasis on employment and business opportunities directly and through PotashCorp’s local supply chain. Leanne is excited to broaden her horizons at PotashCorp where she has been asked to expand her role to be the Director, Diversity and Inclusion.

She completed her law degree at the University of Saskatchewan in 1991 and was admitted to the Law Society of Saskatchewan in 1993 after completing her articles in the Saskatoon offices of MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman. Leanne has accumulated variety of experience over her career. She worked at the U of S Edwards School of Business leading Aboriginal Initiatives before joining PotashCorp. She has also been engaged with the settlement of Treaty land entitlement, worked for SaskTel, been a solicitor with the City of Saskatoon, advised the FSIN, had her own law practice, and worked with SIGA.

Leanne is the recipient of an Athena Award, recognizing her professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills. In the same regard she has been recognized by the FSIN’s Circle of Honour award for women’s leadership. She received a United Way W.A. Milne volunteer of the year award in 2013 and is also the recipient of a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal. Last fall, Leanne was recognized by the University of Saskatchewan with an Alumni Achievement Award for Aboriginal Partnerships.

Leanne has a beautiful teenage daughter, Ciella, and her mom, Irene, lives with them.

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Former Director, Diversity & Inclusion at Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Inc.
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Director, Diversity & Inclusion
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Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, Inc. is a fertilizer company, which produces crop nutrients, including potash, phosphate and nitrogen. The company operates through three business segments: Potash, Phosphate and Nitrogen. The Potash segment includes mineral deposits left by ancient evaporated seas and is used as a crop nutrient. The Phosphate segment manufactures acids for use in fertilizer, feed and industrial products. The Nitrogen segment produces a broad range of nitrogen products, including ammonia, urea and other products such as nitric acid, ammonium nitrate and nitrogen solutions. It also produces potash and granular grades, diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate, phosphoric acid, ammonia and urea. The company was founded on February 4, 1975 and is headquartered in Saskatoon, Canada.

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