Will Shelling

Senior Consultant


  • Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (also known as J.E.D.I.)
  • Social Policy 
  • Intersectionality
  • Civil Rights and Human Rights
  • Policy Analysis 
  • Public Relations and Engagement
Headshot of Will Shelling Public Affairs Consultant in Vancouver

Will is a talented Public Affairs Consultant in Vancouver, specializing in justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. He uses his passion for intersectionality, data, and policy to deliver robust solutions. He approaches his Government Relations clients in Vancouver with curiosity, using his lived, academic, and professional experiences to support their campaigns uniquely. 

Prior to joining Counsel Public Affairs, Will worked as an Equity Strategist at Bakau Consulting, a leading justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (also known as J.E.D.I.) firm in Vancouver, BC. At Bakau, he created strategic plans, supported large set data analysis, and wrote and crafted public policies. His clients ranged from government to large corporations, to non-profits.

Working at UBC’s student society, Will honed his knowledge of political systems. Will supported students and their families on issues of affordability and access to post-secondary education at all levels of government. He also sat on various committees for UBC on topics of EDI, affordability, and climate issues. Bringing stakeholders across Vancouver together to support equitable outcomes is Will’s mission. He is also involved in his community, with the City of Vancouver’s Climate Equity Working Group.

Will has been featured on platforms such as Al-Jazeera, Vancouver Magazine,  and Canada’s National Observer, on civil rights and social change topics. He was also featured in the Globe and Mail for his interest in cooking. 

Will holds a BA in Political Science, with a minor in International Relations from the University of British Columbia, and an MA in Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA), specializing in human rights and social change at the University of British Columbia.