| Kelly Stone |
**Rotiskennenketi - She Who Carries the Burden of Peace**
| Prior to joining FRP Canada, Kelly enjoyed a 30+ year career in the Government of Canada including as the long time Senior Director of Childhood and Adolescence within the Public Health Agency of Canada. As such, she had responsibility for research and public policy on child and youth issues as well as ongoing national programs which touch thousands of communities in support of children at risk, and their families. In 2013, she completed a three year Executive Interchange with the Child Welfare League of Canada where her focus was on mental health, fostering and brokering wider partnerships. |
Kelly continues to champion the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child having worked extensively with domestic partners, international institutions and State Parties to the Convention, to see instituted a child rights-based approach to legislation, public policy and programs. As a member of an international teaching team, Kelly advanced practical, rights-based implementation strategies around identity, culture, health, education, safety, and trafficking with emphasis on working with professionals serving rural and remote communities, particularly in Central and South America.
**Mohawk name bestowed in 2005 by Elijah Harper, former Member of the Manitoba Legislature, Chief, and human rights activist, in recognition
of work on behalf of aboriginal children