Ashley Richard: “Against All Odds”
Ashley has overcome incredible obstacles on her courageous journey to get to where she is today. She is an award-winning Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) student, a proud Metis, a role model — and she has big plans for her future:
After earning her M.B.A., she hopes to work for an indigenous economic authority, helping to forge business partnerships with the wider community. She’s embraced her Metis heritage, once a source of shame. The smudges and sweats she previously dismissed as goofy have become a comfort. This fall, she’ll start giving lectures at North End schools, telling students about being homeless, poor, abused and assaulted. For the first time in her life, Ashley feels like she’s found her true home.