Experience.  Integrity.  Compassion.  Commitment.

Haley is a life-long resident of Niagara. After graduating from Brock University and Niagara College, she spent some time traveling Europe and living in Australia.

In 2004, Haley returned to Niagara and began her career in fundraising, working at the Shaw Festival in Corporate Relations. From there, Haley took on the role as a manager at Women’s Place of South Niagara, supporting women and their children who have experienced gender-based violence. This role strengthened her connection to the community and solidified her commitment to creating change through advocacy. During her tenure at Women’s Place, Haley worked on Niagara’s first Domestic Violence Report Card, which received praise from then Minister of Justice, Rob Nicholson.

Recognizing the need for elected representatives to understand social services and how governance has a profound effect on the delivery of services and progress, Haley began to focus on advocacy at all levels of government.

Since welcoming her children, Haley returned to school, earning a diploma in Human Resource Management from McMaster University. Haley was a candidate in the 2018 election for Niagara Regional Council.

Photo Credit: City of St. Catharines

Photo Credit: City of St. Catharines

her Story


I am still as energized and enthusiastic about the possibility of being elected to represent the City of St. Catharines as a Regional Councillor as I was in 2018. I have dedicated the past four years to contributing to the betterment of the City and the Region as a volunteer. Those experiences have provided me the opportunity to learn more about the people in my community; the concerns of residents and the issues that require the attention of our leadership. I am most grateful for the relationships that I have made while volunteering for the City. 

What I have taken from these experiences is the understanding that the most progress comes from collaboration - from engaging with those who have the professional and lived experiences to dissect a problem and are committed to working towards a solution. 

Niagara has so many extraordinary people who have got us to the point where we have so much to be proud of - and I am committed to continue to engage and collaborate with residents and community groups as a Regional Councillor. It is my goal provide a safe space for everyone to engage and be an ally to all equity-deserving groups.

I hope you will support me in my second bid to represent the City of St. Catharines as a Regional Councillor. You can get involved by placing a sign in your yard or at your business; volunteering at a canvass; sharing information on Social Media; making a donation and voting on October 24, 2022.

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