Elsbeth Mehrer

Coordinator, Policy & Strategy Affordable Housing, City of Calgary

Homelessness, youth, youth homelessness, early child development, foster care, group homes, Indigenous and marginalized youth, low income youth, not-for-profits, public policy, social policy, advocacy, philanthropy, fundraising


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Elsbeth Mehrer is Coordinator of Policy & Strategy, Affordable Housing at the City of Calgary. Prior to that, she was Chief External Relations Officer at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary and was responsible for government and community relations, fund development, and communications. She also served YWCA Calgary as Vice President, Engagement & People. She’s held leadership positions with Calgary Economic Development where she provided the business community with data, research, and policy alternatives. Before CED, Mehrer worked as an engagement manager for Critical Mass, a Calgary-based interactive marketing firm.


  • homelessness
  • youth
  • youth homelessness
  • early child development
  • foster care
  • group homes
  • Indigenous and marginalized youth
  • low income youth
  • not-for-profits
  • public policy
  • social policy
  • advocacy
  • philanthropy
  • fundraising