Ellis Westwood

Ellis Westwood | Senior account director, engagement + research

Ellis is an award-winning public engagement practitioner who has designed and delivered over 30 large-scale online and in-person consultation initiatives. Read More

Ellis is an award-winning public engagement practitioner who has designed and delivered over 30 large-scale online and in-person consultation initiatives.

Ellis brings a particular expertise in online consultations, working with his clients to develop a clear consultation objective and to strategically select from the hundreds of online, Web 2.0 and social media tools available to meet their desired objectives.

He also brings expertise in designing deliberative online surveys to reach and engage large audiences. In 2009, Ellis was the lead for Share Your Story, Shape Your Care – a project for the North West Ontario Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) that received the inaugural “Innovation Using Technology” Award from the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2).

Ellis launched his career as a policy advisor at the Canadian International Development Agency (2002-2004) before moving to the Institute on Governance, where he worked as a program officer and grappled with some of Canada’s most pressing public policy issues. Feeling that his extensive training and passion for public engagement could best be put to use from outside government, he joined Ascentum in 2006.