Known for her empathic curiosity and creative ideas, Clary demonstrates what it means to live boldly and bravely. Inspiring others to advocate for their own needs, she brings a wealth of knowledge from her lived experience and formal education in the realm of disability justice. Experiencing the world as a chronic pain survivor has taught Clary the importance of proactive accessible design in all spaces. Clary holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Rights with a double minor in Communications and Legal Studies from Carleton University.

Clary brings her entrepreneurial spirit and experience to IONS from running a successful consulting and public speaking business, Spark Clarity, for 6 years prior to joining IONS.

As a Black queer woman of colour, Clary holds many intersections that she sees as her superpowers, allowing her to relate to community as she discovers new ways of working and co-creating change with and for the community impact sector.

When Clary isn’t asking bold questions, you can find her gardening and cultivating community with her fiancée, in Cape Breton. They are working to transform their once forgotten acreage into a flower farm and event space for queer, disabled, chronically ill and Black folks to thrive in nature.