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Profession: Librarian, Wood Buffalo Regional Library
Age: 31 • Years in Wood Buffalo: 5

Bending notions of traditional library services, promoting meaningful relationships and a community-led approach.

31-year-old Nicole Greville is the Community Services Librarian at the Wood Buffalo Regional Library.

Nicole grew up beside the lake in beautiful Port Dover, Ontario. She is Bill C-31, and her maternal side is from the Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve in Southern Ontario.

According to Haudenosaunee philosophy, people should live in peace with each other, in harmony with nature, be kind and share what they have. Living in British Columbia, and South Korea, Nicole has never valued these philosophies more than throughout her time living and working in the Wood Buffalo region.

As the Community Services Librarian, Nicole is passionate about equitable access to quality and relevant information and services, advocating on behalf of Aboriginals and newcomers, newborns to seniors, and everyone in between.

Nicole spearheaded the award-winning Total Aboriginal Cultural Corner, a community gathering place to learn about Aboriginal history and traditions, both within the region and the nation.

Since her return to Fort McMurray in June, Nicole has been volunteering with the Red Cross, and enjoys helping her community recover and reconnect.

When not working or volunteering, Nicole enjoys long walks by the river, road trips, reading, shopping, listening to music and going to concerts, and learning about her Aboriginal background.

Through all of her experiences, Nicole strives to create positive impacts, and hopes she can change the world through learning, sharing, and being kind. Because of that commitment, Nicole is one of YMM’s Top 50 Under 50.

IN HER OWN WORDS: “I am so honoured and humbled to be included with 49 other amazing community members. Let’s keep doing what we are doing, and continue to make a difference for our region.”