Elly Vandenberg

Elly Vandenberg

Special Advisor, Global Sustainable Development


Elly Vandenberg has been a child rights advocate and champion for global sustainable development for more than 25 years. With extensive experience in policy and advocacy, governance, management and fundraising Elly has played leadership roles in international and national development organizations including World Vision and the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund. Her expertise influenced the Government of Canada’s approach to international development, including its landmark decision to invest in maternal, newborn and child health as well as its commitment to address human trafficking.

With peace-building and human rights experience in Latin America and field work in such challenging contexts as Iraq and South Sudan Elly is a graduate of the University of Toronto and certified executive coach. Elly currently advises and coaches leaders in the civil society sector and has a keen interest in social impact investment and innovation for reaching the most vulnerable. She and her husband, Paul Davidson, live in Ottawa and have three sons.

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