Mataya Jim is the Manager of Indigenous Initiatives at Sport for Life and sits on Sport for Life’s Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility Committee. She is a W̱SÁNEĆ woman from the W,SIKEM community with ties to Penálaxeth' & Wwaayaa. Mataya has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Victoria studying Sociology and Indigenous Studies. The majority of her previous work has been within Indigenous communities. Mataya feels privileged to have worked within First Nation communities planning and coordinating community engagement, summer recreation programs, and events. Additionally, Mataya has worked and volunteered with children and youth through girls’ groups and soccer teams. During her time at university she was on the Native Student Union Council and volunteered in student mentorship positions. She enjoys engaging in projects that bring people together and celebrate successes. Outside of work Mataya is a very family-oriented person. She enjoys family time at the beaches of Vancouver Island, supporting community soccer, and cozying up with a good book.