Speaker Profiles

Selena Mills

Selena Mills

Project Manager & Communications Strategist

The Centre For Wise Practices in Indigenous Health, Women’s College Hospital

Selena (Cree, French Canadian-Settler | She/Her) is a direct descendant of the Woodland Cree peoples of Lac Laronge, Treaty 6. A people and purpose-driven interdisciplinary—she’s an innovative leader with over two decades of experience as a senior-level Indigenous knowledge translation consultant, communications strategist, educator, artist, and community partnerships builder. A digital media and web development specialist, she's produced virtual and print reconciliation publications and has led several digital media and web development campaigns in Indigenous-led film, television, the arts, healthcare, and education. Selena is currently Project Manager, Health Transformation & Strategic Communications for The Centre For WISE Practices in Indigenous Health at Women’s College Hospital.

As Owner/Creative Director of ROAR Creative Agency, Selena is passionate about elevating First Nations, Inuit, and Métis stories, leadership, perspectives, and voices—mentoring and collaborating with Indigenous youth. A Digital Publishing Awards & National Magazine Awards nominated writer and editor, Selena has been producing content for acclaimed publications for over 15 years (CBC, Babble Media, Disney, United Way’s Local Love, Today’s Parent, The Mighty, Quill & Quire). She strives to build bridges renegade style, self-taught in artful practices and digital illustration. Past and current clients include:

The Office of Indigenous Health, Temerty Faculty of Medicine (University of Toronto)
The Royal College of Physicians of Canada
The National Consortium for Indigenous Medical Education
The Elementary Teacher’s Federation of Ontario
RedCloud Studios
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit & Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin
Western University
Barrie Native Friendship Centre
Future History TV
International Indigenous Music Summit
Rogers Media

Self-taught and academically trained, Selena has recently manifested into a kind disruptor of collaborating on the delivery of trauma-informed Indigenous cultural safety training in healthcare and education. Supporting the rematriation movement, her mentors, and uplifting youth leadership are some of the core values aligned with her work. When the chaos permits, Selena is a member of the Tkaronto Indigenous Ceremonial Practices Alliance and Anishnawbe Health’s Circle of Landscape Cultivators Committee.

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