Jem lives in Ottawa, Ontario and has been on the CLO Council for a few years. Jem is an Indigenous person who lives with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS).

Jem joined Council so she could help others overcome challenges and educate people about FAS. Jem has a history of being a self-advocate and was a member of People First Kenora when she lived there. Jem is an athlete with Special Olympics where she bowls and swims.