Mentor Spotlight – Elliott Young

Elliott Young (he/him) is an Indigenous Community Engagement Advisor with NorQuest College in Edmonton, Alberta. He has worked with many diverse groups of Indigenous communities throughout his career, within different sectors and fields such as government, not-for-profits, and post-secondary institutions. Within each role, Elliott applies the philosophy of “nothing about us, without us” to ensure the Indigenous community is always engaged.

It is essential to Elliott that Indigenous voices are heard, by always ensuring their voices are in the room. Elliott continues his personal development as a Masters Student in Community Engagement with the University of Alberta.

Elliott wants to mentor to spread the philosophy “nothing about us, without us” to employ in their work. Elliott hopes to pair with a protégé who has a genuine interest in the Indigenous community in the Edmonton region.

For Elliott, as an Indigenous person, heritage connects communities in a variety of ways. Exploring these connections is essential to Elliott through his commitments to Truth and Reconciliation, and he hopes to find overlap and shared-values with a protégé.

Elliott’s social information:

  • Twitter – @youngell7
  • Instagram – @youngell7

A more robust biography will be provided to participants at the event on September 24.

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