Ainsley Krone has worked as an advocate for children and youth for the last 18 years, the last 8 of those years with the Office of the Children’s Advocate (OCA) for Manitoba. Ainsley joined the OCA originally as a Special Investigator on the child death review unit where she blended research and writing skills to advocate for changes to public systems that could improve service delivery to families and prevent future deaths of children. In 2011, Ainsley went on to create and develop the OCA’s communications and research department, successfully building and amplifying the voice of the office, and running public outreach and education campaigns to build awareness of the work of the Advocate. Since spring 2017, she has served as A/Deputy Children’s Advocate, helping to organize and oversee ongoing initiatives as well as significant pending changes to the Advocate’s mandate.
Prior to returning to Winnipeg eight years ago, Ainsley spent ten years on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia as a direct service youth worker and alternative education program developer. She holds an MA in Communication, with a specialization in international and intercultural communications. Ainsley’s work focuses on children’s rights education and finding ways to amplify the voice of young people in the public sphere.
When not at work, Ainsley’s favourite thing to do is to spend time with her nine year old daughter, who is one of the more hilarious little humans on the planet. The two of them can generally be found setting traps for local fairies or walking backwards in their yellow rain boots.