Lori St. Onge of Mermaid was appointed to the Commission in May 2017. She has an MBA, BA, diploma in Public Administration and holds a certificate in HRM and Conflict Resolution. Commissioner St. Onge is the Director of Indigenous Justice for the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI and has been in this position since 2007. She is a strong believer in restorative justice and is a member of Lennox Island First Nation.
Commissioner St. Onge sits on numerous committees and boards including the RCMP Commissioner National Aboriginal Advisory Committee, Atlantic Community Safety Association, RCMP Commanding Officer’s Aboriginal Advisory Committee, PEI Justice Policy and Planning Forum, PEI BRIDGE Secretariat, and the RCMP Commanding Officer’s Cultural Diversity Committee.
Commissioner St. Onge has been involved in many volunteer organizations over the years, most recently as a mentor for the In Business Program: Atlantic Region, a mentorship program for Indigenous youth. In 2007, she was the recipient of the Joan Taavon Award, an international award for her commitment to missing and exploited children.