Director of Member Relations, Indigenous Tourism Ontario, Mississauga, Ont.
Jasmine Burji began her career as a Special Programs Intern at the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO), primarily working on marketing and promotion activities for TIAO events, in addition to assisting with management of the association’s awards program. She worked for the Hospitality and Tourism Research Institute at Ryerson University, taking on various roles as a communications manager, research assistant and event planner, and she’s credited for outlining best practices of Sustainable Indigenous Tourism. Additionally, she was accepted for an exchange at the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand to complete her Bachelor of Commerce in Hospitality and Tourism Management.
She was awarded with Best Concept for Climate Positive Hotel by the Genio Worldwide Innovation Summit and received the MTCC Walter Oster Award from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in recognition of her significant contributions to the growth of tourism in Canada, while demonstrating impeccable leadership, vision, values, and business strategy.
Burji is now director of Member Relations for Indigenous Tourism Ontario, improving the socio-economic conditions of local Indigenous communities while providing a platform for cultural expression through tourism.