Jennifer Menard-Shand

Jennifer Ménard-Shand

Indigenous-French-Canadian Entrepreneur

As an Indigenous French-Canadian entrepreneur, Jennifer Ménard-Shand always dreamed of leading a purpose-driven organization. Today, she lives that dream as the founder and CEO of Staff Shop, an award-winning, certified-diverse staffing and recruitment firm. Through sharing her inspirational entrepreneurial journey as well as insight into truth and reconciliation in the workplace; equity, diversity, and inclusion; and the labour market, she inspires leaders and their teams to reach their full potential both at home and work.

Ménard-Shand began her career in 2008 at one of Toronto’s most trusted full-service recruitment agencies, The Bagg Group (now TalentWorld). In 2013, she created Bagg @ Your Service, the organization’s first hospitality and events division, before purchasing her creation in 2018 and evolving it into Staff Shop. Today, her company services hundreds of clients across North America and deploys thousands of employees across Canada as a full-service staffing and resource firm with eight service lines and a focus on global expansion.

A First Nations Ojibwe, Ménard-Shand’s entrepreneurial story celebrates the triumph of resiliency. She is a survivor of oppression having faced alcoholism, abuse, neglect, trauma, abandonment, and imposter syndrome throughout her life. She is committed to breaking the silence and putting an end to generational trauma and unhealthy cycles. There is no limit to the positive impact Staff Shop and Ménard-Shand can have on humanity. This is what drives her to do her best and inspire others to reach their full potential and leave a legacy worth following for future generations.


Indigenous Truth and Reconciliation in the Workplace

Jennifer Ménard-Shand is a First Nations Ojibwe and French Canadian, and the founder and CEO of Staff Shop, an award-winning, certified-diverse staffing and essential resource firm. It services hundreds of clients across North America while deploying thousands of employees across Canada with a focus on global expansion.

Drawing on her personal and professional experience of oppression, Ménard-Shand uses her platform to help move truth and reconciliation forward. She speaks from a place of peace and forgiveness with a passion for creating truly equitable workplaces to better serve future generations and leave a legacy worth following for Indigenous youth.

The Reality of the Great Resignation: Employment and Labour Best Practices

As the founder and CEO of a top staffing and recruitment firm, Jennifer Ménard-Shand has her finger on the pulse of the Canadian labour landscape, with a deep understanding of today’s workforce. Her team at Staff Shop deploys thousands of employees across Canada as the Employer of Record, while servicing hundreds of clients in various sectors across North America.

In this presentation, Ménard-Shand shares the key to attracting and retaining talent in the wake of the Great Resignation, and explores why finding the right talent is not only critical to an organization’s success, but also the right thing to do for your employees.

Building Equitable Workplaces and Supplier Diversity

As a certified member of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council, Women Business Enterprises Canada (WBE Canada), and WEConnect International, Jennifer Ménard-Shand is passionate about moving supplier diversity as well as equity and inclusion forward in the workplace.

Ménard-Shand is the founder and CEO of Staff Shop, an award-winning, certified-diverse staffing and essential resources firm. She shares best practices for implementing equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives that place people at the core of decision-making and policy-building to foster healthier, happier, and more productive work environments for all.

The Power of Women-Led Businesses

The founder and CEO of Staff Shop, Jennifer Ménard-Shand is a First Nations Ojibwe and French-Canadian whose tragedy-to-triumph entrepreneurial story inspires and empowers audiences to follow their purpose-driven path. She shares why aligning our individual gifts with our core values is the key to finding success, and how to make a measurable impact within our communities through meaningful work.