Kiri Bird

Senior Program Manager, TELUS

Kiri Bird (she/her) is a passionate, strategic and experienced social impact leader, living on unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh in Vancouver, Canada. Kiri is Senior Program Manager at TELUS, leading TELUS’ carbon offset investment strategy, grounded in sustainability and reconciliation commitments. Previously, Kiri was Director of Strategic Initiatives and Ecosystem Relations at the First Nations Technology Council, where she works at the intersection of technological advancement and Indigenous sovereignty. She also worked at Vancouver Foundation where she managed social finance and investment readiness funding programs, and at RADIUS SFU, where she developed and led the organization’s social innovation lab and systems change portfolio towards a vision of economic transformation. Kiri is adept at relational leadership, network development and capacity building. She brings to her work an entrepreneurial approach, commitment to equity and justice, and accountability to colleagues, partners, and communities.