Tracey Mitchell is a creative change agent and community-based facilitator in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She has been active in social and environmental justice work since she was 13 years old and is enthusiastic about engaging youth, which she does in her work as Saskatchewan Coordinator for Next Up, a social change leadership program for 18-32 year olds. Passionate about self-care, community care and avoiding burn-out, which is common in social change work, Tracey has worked and volunteered in various capacities in the mental health community. Tracey has also worked on municipal, provincial and federal campaigns as a campaign manager and get out the vote organizer, experiencing some wins and some losses.
Tracey is a board member with the Council of Canadians. She has written for various publications including Briarpatch Magazine and the book and website Beautiful Trouble, where she is also a member of the Training Corps. In 2005, Tracey received the Vagina Warrior Award from the cast of the Vagina Monologues for her work with the Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and in the same year, was awarded the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal. She was also the namesake for the “Magic Mitchell” sandwich at Root Down Worker's Cooperative Café in Saskatoon, in recognition of her community leadership, which led to a feature story in Bridges magazine.