Linsey Sherman-ZekulinLinsey Sherman-Zekulin is a lawyer and nonprofit leader with more than a decade of experience working with families in conflict. In 2019, she co-founded Happy Roots Foundation, an Ottawa-based charitable organization dedicated to doing philanthropy differently and with a specific focus on infant and early childhood mental health. Since 2020, through relationship-building and trust-based partnerships, Happy Roots has invested over $2 million into early childhood mental health in Ottawa, supporting community programming, research and the launch of an infant and early childhood mental health clinic — the first of its kind — at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

As a writer and speaker, Linsey is a long-standing advocate for gender equality, family justice reform and innovative approaches to philanthropy. In 2023, she spoke about personal and observed experiences of women philanthropists during an MPNL panel, The Power of Women in Philanthropy.

She’s also the co-founder of Sororal, a social enterprise with a mission to use the power of travel to advance gender equality and fight gender-based violence in every part of the world. Linsey holds a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Columbia University, a law degree from the University of Ottawa, and an undergraduate degree from Carleton University. She serves on the Board of Directors at Lanark County Interval House and Community Support and is an active member at her daughters’ school and dance studio.

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