Emma Mohns is originally from Manitoulin Island, Ontario and now calls Ottawa home, where she works as Senior Legal Counsel (Corporate Commercial) at Kinaxis, a leading supply chain software company. She previously counselled startup technology companies at LaBarge Weinstein LLP after graduating cum laude from the University of Ottawa law school.
Emma is of mixed Ojibwe-settler heritage and is a proud member of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory on Manitoulin. Prior to her career in law, she worked with the Waubetek Business Development Corporation in establishing a program to connect Indigenous youth employees with local businesses, and with Global Affairs Canada developing diversity programs.
Emma was a member of the Odawa Aboriginal Community Justice Programme from 2010 to 2016, and continues her work with other local charities and organizations that are important to her.
Emma joined the Trans Canada Trail Board in 2017. She ran her first marathon along the Trans Canada Trail (P’tit Train du Nord) in 2019 and enjoys discovering new sections of the Trail each time she travels.