I'M KY-LEE







    - self started, award-winning publisher and author

    - restaurateur, investor

    - Indigenous / white mixed heritage

    - INFJ, advocate for women's and human rights, BIPOC, self leadership, social change, and a peaceful world

    - lover of classic cars, fashion, travel, cats


  • About Ky-Lee

    Ky-Lee Hanson is First Nations / Canadian, a successful serial entrepreneur, a multi award-winning author and publisher, and an advocate for human rights.

    She is inquisitive, self-sufficient, and self-aware. Through her studies in sociology, and health sciences she actively seeks deeper understanding of human interactions, motives, and needs in hopes to amplify or provide new solutions to the world. Ky-Lee is optimistic but understands things for what they are. Being someone who can spot potential, one of the hardest things she learns over and over is: You can’t help someone who doesn’t want to help themselves.

    Ky-Lee has a problem-solving mind, and found the true strength of life and her endless capabilities through a serious health battle in her late twenties. Ky-Lee took control and, over the years, mastered how to get her power back: mind, body, and soul. She has also faced much adversity, and success, as a female entrepreneur that is focused on the well-being of women and people of colour.

    She owns Oneida Grand Centre in Iroquois, Ontario (opening 2021), and Golden Brick Road Publishing House. Her business expansions include tech, real estate, and a goal to start an organization to help fund and support entrepreneurs.

    She is a coach with WOSEN: Women of Ontario Social Enterprise Network;

    WOSEN is dedicated to equity and inclusion, and seeks to support women-identified and gender non-binary entrepreneurs from underserved and underrepresented communities. This includes Indigenous women, women in rural or remote regions, racialized women, newcomer women, LGBTQ2+, women with disabilities, and those who identify as gender non-binary. WOSEN works to unleash the entrepreneurial energy and capacity of women who have solutions that put people and the planet first. Together, we are redesigning how business supports are provided so these entrepreneurs build skills that match their potential and help them succeed.

    She thrives on creating businesses and platforms that provide opportunities for others and that promote social change. Ky-Lee has an open-door policy she learned from her mom, a listening ear, and an opportunity to lock arms and take you down your Golden Brick Road.

  • Achievements

    Self belief paired with determination to grow, brings about achievements worth celebrating.

    WOSEN: Women of Ontario Social Enterprise Network

    Ky-Lee is a coach with WOSEN. WOSEN is funded in part by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. The Government of Canada is advancing equity, gender equality, women’s economic empowerment, and supporting women entrepreneurs through the new Women Entrepreneurship Strategy.

    The Canada Small Business Loan

    In 2020, Ky-Lee was the recipient of the Canada Small Business Loan to open a new event and restaurant establishment in Southeastern Ontario.

    Award-winning Publisher and Author

    Golden Brick Road Publishing House has won 12 awards, and has a dozen of best-selling titles. Ky-Lee is the publisher and is an author with GBR Publishing.

    RBC Women of Influence

    Ky-Lee is a 2x nominee, and one time honouree of the RBC Women of Influence Award.

  • Work With Me

    Mentorship. Ideation. Growth. Networking. Purposeful. Ethical. Planning. Sales. Business Development.


    Free coaching for you, funded by Federal Economic Development Agency

    Up to 4 womxn entrepreneurs will be selected for this program.


    Are you an underrepresented woman or non-binary social entrepreneur in Eastern Ontario who could benefit from 1-on-1 business coaching with an expert? The Women of Ontario Social Enterprise Network (WOSEN) is offering up to 9.5 hours of free coaching services per entrepreneur with me, Ky-Lee Hanson.


    To participate, you must consent to providing your basic information to the WOSEN Collaborative and completing feedback forms for reporting purposes. All coaching hours must be used before March 31, 2020. If you are interested in accessing this opportunity, or if you have any questions, please contact Ky-Lee providing information on yourself and your entrepreneurial endeavour and goals, with your needs in growing your business.


    The Women of Ontario Social Enterprise Network (WOSEN) is a Ontario-wide collaborative led by Pillar Nonprofit Network, alongside the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), SVX and NORDIK Institute’s Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (SEE). The WOSEN partners have extensive knowledge in building and convening networks to support social enterprise in Ontario and beyond. WOSEN is funded in part by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.


    Discovery session

    Formulated discovery questionnaire to set goal of time together

    Three 1on1 sessions via zoom (30 minutes each)

    Two hours research and resource formulation dependent on your current needs, and long-term goals

    Documents, applications, forms, mentorship notes, and / or resources will be provided if applicable

    Network and referrals if suitable

    Next steps tasks for you, with one follow up

    *to complete in a 1-3 month period


    $629 CND plus HST


    Do you want to write a book about feminism, business, sociology, health and wellness, or motivation? Ky-Lee Hanson is an award-winning publisher and author. She enjoys developmental editing and project planning.

    Golden Brick Road Publishing House is a traditional / hybrid publisher that sponsors many philanthropic and motivational organizations and endeavours. The company is signed to the second largest book distributor in North America, and GBR is now printing and distributing, on average, 4000 copies during a launch of a new book. This is something worth celebrating.

    We look to work with positive, confident, professional, growing womxn. To work with Ky-Lee either on your book or to join one of our in-house developed coauthor programs, reach out to her team at www.goldenbrickroad.pub


    Do you have a conference, fundraiser, wedding, or event you would like to plan in the southeastern Ontario area? Ky-Lee owns Oneida Grand Event Centre & Bistro; an Internationally inspired, modern contemporary bistro following eco-friendly protocols and serving gourmet, healthy food located in a historic church converted to an event hall.

    Contact her team at Oneida Grand.

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