Antonietta Morgante-Bucik, Case Manager

Antonietta Morgante-Bucik

I am a mom, entrepreneur, wife with 10+ years experience helping workers find or transition their careers. I am also the child of immigrants and a fossil fuel worker, who understands the challenges that marginalized individuals have finding meaningful work as well as how difficult it is to move from one industry to another.

My father, as a new immigrant, was given the opportunity to work in the fossil fuel industry as a labourer for 20 years. That job fed our family and kept a roof over our heads. As such I fully appreciate and understand the importance of these industries and feel a personal connection with anyone who has worked in fossil fuel.

I also have seen firsthand what happens when jobs dry up. The impact that job loss has on families, communities, and the impact that current or pending unemployment has on one's self worth. That is why I became a Career Counsellor/Facilitator and business owner. In these roles I was given the opportunity to assist hundreds of individuals of all backgrounds in their employment journey. I am a passionate and caring person; whose goal is to support all individuals in their personal journey. That goal drives me. That is why I am excited to be part of this team and to bring awareness of Iron and Earth’s vision and mission.


Iron & Earth was founded and operates on Indigenous land within Treaty Six Territory and Métis Region 4 in amiskwaciy-wâskahikan (in Nehiyawewin/Cree), so-called Edmonton. The home of many Indigenous Peoples including the Nehiyawak/Cree, Tsuut’ina, Niitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Haudenosaunee/Iroquois, Dene Suliné, Anishinaabe/Ojibway/Saulteaux, and the Inuk/Inuit.

We pay our respects to all Indigenous Peoples of this land. Through their spiritual and practical relationships with the land, a rich heritage for our learning and our life as a community has been created and maintained. We recognize that the transition to a low-carbon future must be led by Indigenous Peoples and that there will be no justice unless we acknowledge and repair our relationship with the land.

We are committed to responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action and upholding the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and acknowledge that we are always learning and unlearning practices that minimize harm and lead to the development of trust between us and Indigenous Peoples across Nations and urban centers.