Madeleine Redfern, LLB, was born in Iqaluit, Nunavut (formerly, Frobisher Bay, NWT). She was Mayor from 2010 to 2012 after winning a by-election but she stood down for the next election. She ran again in 2015 and was re-elected. Madeleine has a strong commitment to her community, and she strives to be accessible, responsive and accountable.
Madeleine has more than 25 years of experience working on issues related to housing, education, employment and training, justice, community services, preschool child care, health care, business and economic development, and governance. She is a graduate of the Akitsiraq law school with a law degree from the University of Victoria. After graduating, she worked at the Supreme Court of Canada for Madam Justice Charron, and then as a legal researcher with Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., and is the Chair of Nunavut’s Legal Services Board. In these capacities she has done extensive work in the areas of law, legislation and policy.
Madeleine’s expertise is grounded in partnership-building. She has a record of working with industry, governments, aboriginal organizations and communities, helping to assess and identify strategies and approaches for better outcomes. Madeleine is also President of the Ajungi Group, Ajungi Tourism, Northern Robotics, Arctic Decontamination. Previous positions include Executive Director of Nunavut Tourism, and Executive Director of the Qikiqtani Truth Commission.