Cailin Gerrard (she/her)
Bringing It Home Project Accelerator Assistant
Ottawa, ON, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinabe Nation
Cailin Gerrard, is a Mi’kmaw/Italian Artist/Graphic Designer currently living in Ottawa, but originally from Millbrook First Nation in Nova Scotia. She has attended Nova Scotia Community College, where she has taken Graphic Design, Applied Media and Communications Arts, Deaf Studies and American Sign Language Interpreter programs. She has extensive experience working for urban Indigenous communities. Prior to joining ICE, she worked for the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre, where she was the lead for a national data pilot, and the Halifax Regional Centre for Education as an Indigenous Student Support Worker, where she supported Indigenous high school students in their educational journey.
She believes in the power of visual communication to inspire and connect. As an Indigenous person, all of her work is grounded in Etuaptmumk (Two-Eyed Seeing), a deep respect for her heritage, and a commitment to honouring the teachings of her ancestors. She has created branding for several Indigenous and government organizations. In her spare time, Cailin loves to create through beading, painting, and graphic design work.