Hearing & Appeal Bencher Lay Member
(Margaret) Catherine Banning is a proud Nishnaabe-qwe band member of Fort William First Nation and lifetime resident of Northwestern Ontario. She is currently General Manager for Maawandoon Inc., an aboriginal business specializing in indigenous engagement, capacity and infrastructure development, First Nation Governance Policy and Procedure Development. She was appointed the Ratification Officer for Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek Land Code development and Matrimonial Real Property Law. Prior to First Nations work, Catherine spent 27 years in the financial services sector as Chief Credit Officer managing a 5-branch institution, 45 employees, adjudicating a 70 million dollar loan portfolio. In 2003, Catherine was awarded the Ontario Credit Union Professional of the Year. She has served on the Friends of Chippewa Park, the Nor’West Community Health Centre, Fort William First Nation Remembrance Day Committee and Credit Union Manager’s Association. All that aside she is a hobby farmer living in Ware Ontario.