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Long committed to being a catalyst for change, Isabel is a champion for more women in public life, and in particular, provides consistent encouragement, mentorship and support to young women.

From execution to outcome, Isabel brings an astute approach to public affairs. She delivers the same steadfast commitment for all her advocacy campaigns, government relations strategies and volunteer work.


“Isabel Metcalfe assisted the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA) to connect to the right influencers in Ottawa that led to NACCA's growth. Professional and polished, she ensured that we were heard and seen, building capacity for our members. Indigenous business owners from coast to coast to coast have benefitted economically and socially from her work.”

Shannin MetatawabinCEO, National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association

“I think that Isabel Metcalfe is a volunteer par excellence. She was involved in every movement to promote a woman to run…Whenever there was such a movement, Isabel was not very far from it.”

Right Honourable Jean ChrétienFormer Prime Minister of Canada

“IATSE was hard hit by the pandemic. Isabel was able to pivot quickly and advocate for our members. Isabel’s strategic advice and superb connections during these turbulent and unprecedented times has been instrumental for our members’ economic survival.”

John LewisInternational Vice President, Director of Canadian Affairs, IATSE

“When I became CEO, Isabel’s reliable and trusted advice allowed me to be the leader APTN needed for 2020. Her strategic sense and connections are without equal. Isabel’s approach to keeping decision-makers informed on a regular basis proves invaluable to Canada’s Indigenous Network.”

Monika Ille, MBAChief Executive Officer, APTN

“As the youngest member of the Creative Industries Coalition alongside some of the biggest players in the entertainment industry, I found Isabel’s guidance profoundly helpful. Not only has she helped us navigate through a difficult time, but she’s made sure that the concerns of workers in live performance have reached the highest level of the Government of Canada. With Isabel’s help we feel like we’re punching above our weight.”

Ken MacKenziePresident, Associated Designers of Canada

“Isabel is always able to arrange for us to meet with the right people at the right time with the right message so that our concerns are heard. Not only that, they are scheduled in a way that really allows me to use my time efficiently.”

Arden RyshpanExecutive Director, Canadian Actors’ Equity Association

Header Photo: MissionCanada2019, Ukraine, Mobile Voting, Kyiv