Candice Lys

Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2014


This profile was prepared when Candice Lys was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2014.
Candice Lys is creating the conditions for the Canadian Arctic to cultivate female social change leaders. Tapping into the cultural points of connection of the region’s diverse Indigenous and Northern peoples rather than focusing on their differences, Candice is strengthening the social bonds and personal power of Arctic girls, priming them as figures of community leadership.
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