Elaina Mack

Engagement and Evaluation Director

Elaina Mack is Engagement and Evaluation Director for the International Institute for Child Rights and Development and founder of ChildThrive, a burgeoning social enterprise arm of IICRD. She has more than 10 years of experience in bringing a cross-section of children, youth, parents, community organizations, business people, academics and government officials together to support young people to thrive. She focuses her energy on three areas: 1) child and youth participation in community development, 2) child protection system building, especially through maternal/pre-natal programming as well as 3) innovative learning, research and evaluation approaches. She has produced and/or co-edited several guidebooks, funder reports, websites, and videos through collaborating with partners, researchers and artists.  Elaina holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications as well as a Masters degree in Public Administration (International Development), where her fieldwork in Tanzania was published in The Participation Reader (2011). As a part-time employee, Elaina spends most of her time supporting her own children’s rights through parenting her two children – Charlotte and Sebastian – with her partner, James in Victoria, British Columbia.

Imagine a world where we build on the core strengths of children, their families, and communities, to create dignity, belonging, and justice for all.


Contact Info

International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD)

A Canadian non-profit charity working locally, nationally, and internationally

(please email for appropriate address for your correspondence)

Email Us!