Celynne Shipley

Inside Out | Kemptville, ON

Celynne Shipley is a Change Management Practitioner from Kemptville, Ontario that has worked in a series of related roles over time in different sectors including government, health and home care and financial services. Through her lived experiences from years of travel and the knowledge that she gained from her time spent studying for a Master’s degree in Public Ethics, Celynne has had time to reflect and understand areas within behavioural psychology that influence behavioural change in communities. These experiences have allowed Celynne the opportunity to reinforce the value of community and belongingness all around her. Celynne lives in Kemptville with her husband and two energetic young daughters and spends most of her free time camping, playing outside, and doing crafts!

About the Project

The purpose of the Inside Out project is to normalize and humanize the experience of loneliness in high school-aged students through story and representation, but also to help spark action through specific activities that will help promote autonomy/control, connectedness, and mastery. When satisfied, these three psychological needs are seen as pillars that will allow a person to thrive. Through this initiative, Celynne seeks to create a series of posters showcasing the stories and experiences of local teens that have experienced bouts of loneliness. The project will be strategically designed for youth and will be displayed in bathroom stalls across Kemptville High schools. These posters seek to have storytelling components that will spark interest and resonate connection between High school youth, while simultaneously featuring scannable QR codes that will lead youth to an assortment of online interactive features and digital resources that are targeted around areas of loneliness.