As a fourth generation settler on Orr Lake, Elyse Robinson feels a responsibility to protect the fragile ecosystems she is deeply connected to — from the freshwater she has drunk her entire life, to the people who shape this community.
Elyse knows it is important to take responsibility and mend relations with the Indigenous populations her ancestors displaced in the hopes that one day, fields of Three Sisters (corn, squash, and climbing beans) can once again thrive alongside seven generations of self-governing peoples. This is why Elyse is running to be a strong voice for Barrie—Springwater—Oro-Medonte at Queen’s Park.
Elyse holds an Honours bachelor degree in Journalism and Political Science from Carleton University, where she also received the K. Phyllis Wilson scholarship for excelling in the program.
While completing her studies, Elyse was also the head of events for Carleton’s Green Party campus club. She was also an organizer of one of Ottawa’s first major global climate strikes, in coordination with youth-led groups from across the city, where more than a thousand people attended.
If elected, Elyse will spend every day mending settler/Indigenous relations, conserving ecosystems and building climate resilient communities.
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