Marlie is the Associate Director of Philanthropy at Ecojustice where she aims to make meaningful connections, harness resources, and use her position in the world to further social and environmental justice. Marlie gratefully resides on the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, the Anishinaabeg, the Haudenosaunee, and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations.
After years honing her fundraising skills as a consultant to non-profit organizations in Ontario, Marlie joined Ecojustice’s philanthropy team in 2019 – a team that invites new and longtime supporters to strive with us for justice, healthy communities, and well-protected, thriving ecosystems in Canada.
Marlie’s personal philosophy is anchored in the possibility of reaching beyond ideological barriers through relationship-building, learning decolonized practices and epistemologies, and uplifting voices calling for systemic change. In 2023, she published a thesis at York University exploring a philosophy of planetary healing, justice, and well-being centered on the scholarship of Indigenous and feminist scholars, climate justice activists, and critics of liberalism.