Speaker

Shelagh Huston
community leader and activist

Community has marked Shelagh’s life. A Salish Sea islander since the back-to-the-land sixties, Shelagh’s wide-ranging experiences include founding an island preschool in the nineteen-seventies, spearheading a successful defense of the Islands Trust in the eighties, determining the economic value of ecological resources as a consulting economist in Africa in the nineties, catalyzing the founding of the Gabriola Commons in the 2000s, and serving as an Anglican deacon in the 2010s. Her life experiences have cultivated her understanding of the principles, processes and practices that support and encourage diverse people to birth and sustain deep community.