Elly’s work focuses on planning in rural and remote communities, and on projects that bring Indigenous interests, perspectives, and people into managing their traditional lands. Elly works to listen, learn, and build relationships through her work. She is enthusiastic about collaborating with other professionals, building local capacity, and helping clients to advance their priorities. As a facilitator and member of numerous multi-party working groups, Elly works to support communication among Indigenous communities, governments, industry representatives, and service providers.
Elly’s portfolio includes projects on Indigenous Protected Areas, Guardians and community monitoring programs, wildlife stewardship, environmental assessment, land use planning, Specific Claims, traditional knowledge studies, community-based research, and lands management. She also has a growing body of work in social planning, focused on bringing systemic change to build equity in community services (housing, healthcare, childcare, and early years programming).
Born and raised in the prairies, Elly has worked for more than 15 years in areas now known as Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories. Since her early 20’s, Elly has teamed with clients and colleagues in Nehiyaw (Cree), Anishinaabe, Inuit, Dene, and Dakota communities.
Elly is a mother of two. She is happiest being outdoors, active, and with her family.