In 2012, Jim Devoe became the Chief Operating Officer for the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP). CAP is the national Aboriginal organization that represents and advocates for the rights and interests of off-reserve status and non-status Indians and Métis Aboriginal peoples living in urban, rural, remote and isolated areas throughout Canada.
Mr. Devoe holds a Master of Business Administration from St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He began his career as a social worker in Alberta on a First Nation Reserve working with Child and Family Services. He also served as the Regional Director of Child Protection for Child and Family Services in Canmore, Alberta. These positions provided him with a breadth of experience in child protection, clinical assessment, case management, community development and mental health crisis programming.
In 2003, he moved to Ottawa to take the position of Program Manager for the Nepean Community Resource Centre where he managed an interdisciplinary team focusing on partnership and community development and outreach.
In 2009, Mr. Devoe assumed the position of Executive Director of Caldwell Family Centre. Under his leadership, the Centre worked to enhance its program and service delivery and improve the physical structure and business operations while building on community and government partnerships.
Mr. Devoe currently sits on the Ottawa Food Bank Board of Directors and serves as the President of the Board of Mothercraft Ottawa.