MARC MARACLE - Executive Director
A Mohawk from the Tyendinaga
Mohawk Territory Marc has been involved with First
Nations and Aboriginal issues over the course of his
20 year professional career. His initial background
was in architectural design and the preparation of
construction documents as well as in capital project
management. Marc’s background also includes
community development; economic development;
program/project design, coordination and management;
program/project evaluation; negotiations for federal
transfers of program management; communications;
facilitation; conflict resolution; and, strategic
Marc has worked as a Consultant, as a Senior Policy
Advisor with the National Aboriginal Management
Board at Human Resources Development Canada and as
the Executive Director of the National Association
of Friendship Centres. Marc joined Gignul Housing as
the Executive Director in the spring of 2004.
DELORES PELTIER -
Tenant Relations Officer
Born and raised on the Wikwemikong Unceded
Reserve located on beautiful Manitoulin Island and
is of the Three Fires Confederacy tribe (Odawa,
Ojibway and Pottawatomi).
A background in Finance, Dolores has worked as Pay &
Benefits Supervisor with Baffin Regional Health
Board (Iqaluit, NU) from 1988-1994 and a Senior
Accounts Officer at James Bay General Hospital (Moosonee,
ON) from 1994-1997. In October 1997 she joined
Gignul Non Profit Housing Corporation and works as
Tenant Relations Officer.
A community minded individual Dolores has
volunteered her time since arriving to Ottawa
through such organizations as Odawa Native
Friendship Centre and Minwaashin Lodge. Her passion
has been working with the Ottawa Aboriginal Family
Festival – Children & Youth Pow Wow and Odawa’s Food
for Friends Christmas Hamper Campaign.
Cruickshank - Tenant Relations Officer
Tony is a native Algonquin and a member of Golden
Lake First Nation. Raised in Arnprior to an adopted
family he was taught to be proud of his Indian
heritage and his family. His daughter, stepdaughter
and two grandchildren are a source of great pride to
With a background in Recreation, Employment and
Housing; Tony has spent the last 20 years working
with the regions youth, homeless and vulnerable
senior’s populations both on the reserve and here in
the nation’s capital.
An avid Hunter Tony loves getting back to the
solitude of nature as he escapes to Algonquin park
and spends some quiet alone time watching for moose
or his next bigfoot sighting.
Howard - Accounting Clerk
Susan joined Gignul Housing in November 2015 as an
She assists the Finance Officer in the day to day
operations of the organization.
Wannamaker - Administrative Assistant
A Mohawk from the
Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.
Shawnee was born in Belleville Ontario and raised on
Algonquin Anishinabe territory in Ottawa.
has worked with the Premier in proposing changes in
many rural Ontario communities who struggle with
mental health, homelessness, and Indigenous poverty.
She sits on the Board of
Directors for the Psychiatric Survivors of Ottawa
assisting with planning and oversight on projects.
Shawnee is the Administrative Assistant at Gignul
Non-Profit Housing since 2020.