Ella Kelly is Métis from the Georgian Bay area. She is passionate about social and environmental justice, and over the past five years, has contributed to projects with NGOs, not-for-profit organizations, and local governments. A particular focus of her work has been advocacy for Indigenous youth rights in Canada and South America. While working with NGOs, Ella helped to develop protection policies for youth in the foster care system, hosted a social justice radio program, developed declarations on the rights of children in developing countries, and produced short documentaries about water protection from an urban Indigenous perspective.
In her time at Brook McIlroy, Ella has supported the Indigenous Design Studio as a designer, researcher, and writer, most notably with the George Street Public Realm Streetscape and the Indigenous Landscape at Taddle Creek (University of Toronto).