Experience.  Integrity.  Compassion.  Commitment.

Since her run in 2018, Haley has been an active volunteer for the City of St. Catharines and by extension, the Region of Niagara. Haley Chaired the Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee pushing for more inclusive and diverse governance model. She helped create the Equitable Recovery Sub-Committee in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The end result of the Sub-Committee's work was a fulsome equitable plan, currently being adopted by the City of St. Catharines. She also sat as a member of the Social Sustainability Pillar Committee.

High Fives

Education & volunteer work



McMaster University 

Diploma - Human Resources Management and Services Diploma 

Niagara College 

Certificate, Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

Brock University

Bachelor’s Degree, focused on Sociology and Women's Studies

Leadership Niagara

Civic Leadership Development


Volunteer work


Chair, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee - City of St. Catharines
- Promote St. Catharines as a welcoming city to all residents with programs, policies and practices to meet that goal
- Provide knowledge and perspectives to encourage diverse decision making
- Advise on delivery of public programs, services and spaces
- Review the City's policies and programs within their mandate
- Work with community groups to create events that promote equity, inclusion and removal of discrimination

Guest Panelist, Niagara Leadership Summit for Women - YWCA

- Panels are focused discussions with multiple speakers in which attendees can ask questions to the panelists

Board Member, Niagara Region Recycling - Niagara Region

- Niagara Recycling is a non-profit social enterprise that sends its proceeds back to the community

- Funds generated from managing the recycling processing operations, Niagara Recycling provides financial support to non-profit agencies that are involved in providing opportunities and support for developmentally challenged adults

Chair, Equitable Recovery Sub-Committee - City of St. Catharines

- The first Committee in the Region, this committee was established to support City Staff and Council in their decisions as we recover from Covid-19

- The result was a fulsome report designed to guide and positively impact residents as we recover from Covid-19

Committee Member, Social Sustainability Pillar - City of St. Catharines

- Review and approve the work plans of advisory committees assigned to ensure that work is aligned with Council's strategic priorities and guiding documents
- Identify opportunities for advisory committees to collaborate, coordinate or consult when terms of reference or work plans involve related matters
- Recommend to Council changes to advisory committee terms of reference, composition or continuance as required
- Make recommendations to Council about advisory committee appointment

A Better Niagara - Niagara Region

- A Better Niagara is a non-partisan, non-profit organization with a mandate to encourage civic engagement and municipal public participation in Niagara. The group was founded by a coalition of local residents frustrated by the nature of politics in Niagara who joined together to offer a new vision for governance in our communities 

Wellspring Capital Campaign - Niagara Region
- Supported the Capital Campaign for the new, permanent home of Wellspring Niagara's Programs and Services (Fonthill)

Chair, Property Standards Committee - City of St. Catharines

- The Property Standards Committee hears appeals of the property standards order in a fair manner, keeping in mind the goal of ensuring properties and buildings in the City of St. Catharines are safe and remain in a state of general upkeep

Chair, Media Relations CEVAW (Coalition to End Violence Against Women)

- CEVAW is a diverse, collective voice of organizations from the Niagara Region that is working toward ending gender-based violence, against all women and their children 

- During her time on CEVAW, Haley aided in the completion of Niagara's first Domestic Violence Report Card and Supplemental Report, both praise by the Province

Committee Member, Gillian's Place 

- The Vagina Monologues is an episodic play written by Eve Ensler which ran at the Off Broadway Westside Theatre after a limited run at HERE Arts Center in 1996. Charles Isherwood of The New York Times called the play "probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade." This was the first performance of this play in Niagara, which raised almost $20,000 to support Gillian's Place, a Shelter in Niagara for women and their children who are escaping abuse.



“Having served alongside her leadership on two advisory committees with the City of St. Catharines, I can directly attest that Haley Bateman possesses all the qualities one would hope to find in a Regional Councillor. She is a dedicated and passionate leader, consistently showing up to put in the work while also encouraging those around her to be at their best. Haley is a champion of progressive values and social justice. She understands the value and necessity of diversifying the perspectives and voices at the decision-making table, and I genuinely believe that she will work to create a more equitable and accessible Region for us all. “

- Liam Coward, St.Catharines ONDP LGTBQ Rep & Former Chair of the City of St. Catharines LGBTQ2S+ Advisory Committee