Kiefer Collison | Radio Host, Big Brother Canada (‘Canada’s Favourite Houseguest’ – Season 9), Youth Empowerment Speaker
October 20, 2022 12:00 pm
Downie Wenjack Fund
Kiefer Collison was born and raised on Haida Gwaii, an archipelago of islands off the coast of British Columbia.
Growing up on an isolated island had its own set of challenges for Kiefer to overcome. He got his start in youth work at the age of 18.
At the age of 23 he ran for the tribal council and was elected as a representative of Old Masset. During his time on council he was offered a full time job at Canada’s First Nations Radio (CFNR) to host a First Nations talk show “Journeys” that would air 5 nights a week, CFNR broadcast to over 80 communities in British Columbia. Kiefer now hosts the Midday show from 10am-2pm weekdays.
Kiefer was selected to be a contestant on the reality TV show Big Brother Canada Season 9. He was 1 of 14 houseguests selected from thousands of other hopefuls around the country. Kiefer’s time on the show was impactful for many reasons, as he shared his Indigenous language and his songs with not only his fellow houseguests but all of Canada. Kiefer came in 4th place make it right to the final episode. Kiefer also won Canada’s favourite houseguest! It was the very first time Canada has ever had this award! Kiefer took home not only the title as Canada’s favourite but he also won $10,000!
Time: Oct. 20, 2022 @ 12:00 PM ET