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The Imagination Group specializes in guiding organizations to operate more efficiently and profitably.  An Aboriginal owned and operated consulting firm, we focus on value creation and offer our clients a unique understanding of the spectrum of challenges that business leaders face - from long range planning to critical day-to-day business issues.   Our clients include corporations, governments, and Aboriginal organizations.

The Imagination Group engages with our clients in a thorough analysis of business operations and issues and the development of plans to address gaps and implement improvements.  The Imagination Group consulting practice brings over 30 years of specialized business experience to our clients in the following disciplines:

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Strategy Process Leadership & Organization
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Planning
  • Community Economic development
  • Vision, Mission, Values
  • Development
  • Facilitation of Organizational
  • Planning, Meetings and Conferences
  • Performance Metrics
  • Best Practices Evaluation and Recommendations
  • Organizational Analysis
  • Operational Improvement
  • Process Mapping, Development, Documentation, Management, and Improvement
  • Meeting Processes and Management
  • Policy & Procedure Development
  • Human Resources Strategy 
  • Organizational Development
  • Corporate Governance 
  • Leadership Mentoring 
  • Succession Planning
  • Team Building
  • Aboriginal Awareness Building
  • True Colors Certified
  • Leadership Architect Certified
  • Keynote Speeches and Panels


marie.png   Marie Delorme
Senior executive advisor

Marie Delorme is CEO of The Imagination Group, and specializes in guiding organizations to operate more efficiently and profitably by focusing on the spectrum of challenges that business leaders and governments face – from long range planning to critical day-to-day business issues.           See complete profile.

Board Positions & Affiliations – Current and Past


  • Premier's Council on Alberta's Promise, Member
  • United Way Calgary and Area, Board of Directors
  • RCMP Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Upstart Council of Champions, Co-Chair
  • Canadian Women's Foundation, National Task Force on Human Trafficking, Member
  • Canadian University Boards Association, Board Member
  • Coady International Institute, International Advisory Committee 
  • Coady Institute, Indigenous Women in Community Leadership, Advisor and Mentor
  • Cape Breton University, Unama'ki College, Advisory Board
  • Iniskim Centre, Mount Royal University, Advisory Committee
  • First Light Initiative, Board of Directors
  • International Women's Forum, Member
  • Circle for Aboriginal Relations, Member
  • Métis Nation of Alberta, Member
  • Mount Royal University, Board of Governors, Vice-Chair
  • Calgary United Way Campaign 2010, Co-Chair
  • Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Canadian Representative for United States Consulate General
  • The Mount Royal University Foundation, Board
  • Glenbow Museum, Guest Curator
  • Canadian Council on Learning, Private Sector Roundtable Member
  • Alberta College of Art and Design, Stirring Culture Community Advisory Committee, Member
  • Canadian Youth Business Foundation, Board
  • Calgary Chamber of Commerce Aboriginal Opportunities Committee, Chair 
  • Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, Co-chair,
  • Conference Board of Canada Council on Corporate Aboriginal Relations, Co-chair
  • Canadian Unity Council, Board of Governors
  • Calgary Business Information Centre, Board
  • University of Calgary Cultural Diversity Institute, Chair
  • Imagine Canada, Corporate Citizenship Committee
  • Youth in Motion, Advisor
  • Canadian Telecommunications Consultants Association, Member
  • Canadian Women in Communications, Member

Awards & Recognition

  • Indspire Business and Commerce Award
  • Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award
  • University of Calgary Dr. Douglas Cardinal Award
  • Alberta Chamber of Commerce Business Award of Distinction
  • Alberta Centennial Medal 
  • Calgary Chamber of Commerce Salute To Excellence Award 
  • Métis Nation Entrepreneur of the Year Award 
  • Bow Valley College - Establishment of the Marie Delorme Scholarship


  • PhD, University of Calgary 
  • Master of Business Administration, Queen's University
  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Pacific Western University


  • Full Graduate Teaching Assistantship, University of Calgary, 2010
  • Sessional Professor, Coady Institute, St. Francis Xavier University, 2010 - Present

Background & Experience

Current (2000 - PRESENT)

  • CEO, The Imagination Group of Companies: The Imagination Group Consulting; NATION Imagination; The Aboriginal Gifting Company; Authentically Aboriginal

Past - TELUS (1985 - 2000)

  • Vice President, Human Resources; directed a team of 50 human resources professionals.
  • Director of Sales TELUS Wholesale Division; responsible for revenue of $250 million. 
  • Director of Corporate Education and Development
  • Leader, Task Force on the Role and Advancement of Women.


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Current (2000 - present)

Partial client list
  • Aboriginal Leadership Institute
  • Aboriginal Tourism Canada 
  • Alberta Indian Investment Corporation 
  • All Nations Trust
  • ASKI Financial 
  • Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation
  • Athabasca Tribal Council
  • Auld & Company
  • Black Diamond Group
  • BP Canada
  • Brookfield Property Services
  • Calgary Distress Centre
  • Canadian Council on Learning
  • CANDO 
  • Carillion Canada
  • Child & Youth Friendly Calgary
  • Contact Centre Canada
  • Cree First Nation of Waswanipi 
  • Cree Nation of Nemaska
  • Cree Native Arts & Crafts 
  • Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation
  • Driftpile First Nation
  • EarthFirst Canada
  • Enbridge 
  • First Nations Technical Institute
  • Florida Power & Light
  • Fort McKay Group of Companies
  • Fort McKay First Nation
  • Fort McMurray Tourism
  • Government of Canada
  • Government of Alberta
  • Gwich'in Development Corporation 
  • Headstock
  • Health Canada
  • Imperial Oil Limited
  • Indigenous Knowledge & Wisdom Centre
  • Kamloops Indian Band 
  • Kasohkowew Child Wellness Society
  • Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council 
  • Ktunaxa Nation Council
  • Lesser Slave Lake Indian Regional Council
  • Little Red River Cree Nation
  • Manitoba Ec. Dev. Advisory Committee 
  • Maskwacis Health Services
  • Mikisew Cree First Nation
  • Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte
  • Mount Royal University Iniskim Centre 
  • National Aboriginal Capital Corporation 
  • Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation Trust
  • Northeastern Alberta Business Association
  • North Peace Tribal Council
  • NWT Métis-Dene Development Fund
  • Peerless Trout First Nation
  • Peguis First Nation 
  • Pimee Well Servicing
  • Rainy River First Nations Trust
  • Rainy River School District
  • Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Royal LePage
  • Seven Generations Educational Institute
  • Smith's Landing First Nation 
  • Tallcree First Nation 
  • The Strategic Council
  • Tobacco Plains Indian Band 
  • TransAlta Utilities
  • TransCanada
  • Treaty 7 Management Corporation
  • Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta 
  • Tribal Wi-Chi-Way-Win Capital Corporation 
  • University of Calgary Native Centre 
  • Wicihitowin
  • Wood Buffalo FNMI Education
  • Woodland Cree First Nation
  • YMCA Calgary


Contact information:

The Imagination Group
Marie Delorme, President
Box 42252 Southland Crossing
Calgary, AB T2J 7A6

Phone   403.640.0515
Toll Free   877.640.2090
Cell Phone   403.850.9791
Facsimile   403.640.0516

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