Sage Lacerte

Youth Representation Sage Lacerte is a graduate of the University of Victoria in the department of Gender Studies with a focus on Indigenous feminism and cultural resurgence. In 2018 she founded The Sage Initiative, a national impact investment collective of Indigenous womxn who invest up to $50,000 (either alone or as partners) in Indigenous owned social purpose businesses.

The Sage Initiative offers a circular economy, making capital available to Indigenous social enterprises from Indigenous womxn investors. Womxn receiving the investment also complete an investment curriculum to learn about Indigenous concepts of wealth and commerce through a trauma informed lens that addresses colonial relationships with money and over-lapping identities such as Indigeneity, gender, age and sexuality.