Associate Director, Partnerships, Ocean Networks Canada
Jessica Stigant is ONC’s Associate Director, Partnerships. Since 2012, Jessica has engaged with external stakeholders, including government and industry partners, NGOs, Indigenous communities, and potential donors. From her experience, successful and mutually beneficial partnerships are a result of practiced and respectful interactions between stakeholders. As a member of the ONC team, Jessica provides advice and expertise regarding ONC’s liaisons with key external stakeholders. Her experience and skill allow her to successfully manage projects, partnerships and relationships to meet strategic goals, and implement comprehensive outreach programs.
Before joining ONC, Jessica worked for seven years at BC’s premier retirement community as the Marketing and Communications Manager. She helped re-brand the company, and grew their vision of a vibrant senior living community. Jessica started her original career path as a chef, working in restaurants throughout Vancouver and Haida Gwaii. Whether at ONC, at a high-end retirement community, or as a chef, Jessica has always connected with the ocean (swimming, sailing, fishing, rowing and cooking). She feels honored to have the role and responsibility she has within ONC.
Jessica earned her Bachelor of Business Commerce at Royal Roads University, with a Diploma in Business Marketing Management at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Her Diploma in Culinary Arts is from Vancouver Island University.