Board of Directors

Karen Restoule

 Chief Executive Officer, Shared Value Solutions (SVS)

Karen is Chief Executive Officer at Shared Value Solutions (SVS). SVS is an environmental and community development consulting firm supporting Indigenous communities towards their goals of prosperity, stewardship, and jurisdiction. Prior to joining SVS, Karen led the modernization of Ontario’s administrative justice system as the Alternate Executive Chair at Tribunals Ontario.  She has also previously served as Director of Justice at Chiefs of Ontario where she worked with First Nations leadership to advance policy solutions to justice issues. 

Karen co-founded BOLD Realities, a non-profit organization that strives to strengthen the industry-Indigenous relationship by convening discussions and developing tools to help build understanding. In 2018, they partnered with TakingITGlobal and Canadian Roots Exchange to launch www.whose.land, a web-based mobile app designed to equip users with information about Indigenous territories. 

A graduate of the University of Toronto and of the University of Ottawa’s French Common Law Program, Karen was inducted into the Faculty of Law’s Honour Society in 2014 for using her legal education as a foundation for making a significant contribution to society. She is the recipient of CivicAction’s 2018 Emerging Leader Award and was named Public Policy Forum’s 2018 Prime Ministers of Canada Fellow. She is actively involved in her community, serves on a number of boards, and is a contributor to thehub.ca. Karen is Ojibwe from Dokis First Nation.