Born and raised in Kuujjuaq, Québec, with Inuktitut as her second language, Shelly exemplifies Canadian North’s core values and unwavering commitment to its Inuit roots and community engagement.
Prior to joining Canadian North, Shelly made significant contributions at Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, advancing the rights and interests of Canada’s Inuit population. At Canadian North, Shelly has been instrumental in developing a range of community investment programs spanning education, sport, nutrition, and mental health, embodying a holistic approach towards community betterment.
Shelly’s journey at Canadian North has seen her fortify relationships with stakeholders and customers alike. Her appointment to this role marks a historic milestone as the first Inuk to lead Canadian North, reflecting the airline’s enduring mission to serving our remote and northern communities in Canada’s Arctic.
With over a decade of experience in various leadership roles, Shelly’s leadership is a testament to Canadian North’s dedication to serving the unique needs of our regions. Her blend of community understanding and operational expertise ensures Canadian North continues to soar while staying rooted in its mission.
On a personal note, Shelly cherishes her role as a mother to two amazing children and as a wife, which further enriches her perspective and dedication to community-oriented initiatives.