I’m active in my community – staying engaged wherever I can through volunteering.

2017 – ongoing             Planning Committee Member, Niagara Leadership Summit for Women (YWCA)

Niagara Leadership Summit for Women is a one-day event for women and our allies to meet and share discussion on women in leadership.  This is the Summit’s fourth year, and our theme for 2017 is “Breaking Barriers,” with a focus on how to overcome the obstacles that so often prevent women from realizing their full potential to lead and succeed.

You can learn more about the next Niagara Leadership Summit for Women, coming October 28th, 2017 here.

 2015- 2016         Director, Board of Directors, Niagara Workforce Planning Board (NWPB)

The mission of the NWPB is “to lead in the creation of innovative labour market solutions by bringing people together.”

2006-2010          Director, Board of Directors, Sidney Towers Co-Op

Sidney Towers Co-Op is a Housing Co-Operative in Ottawa, I sat on the Board of Directors 4 of the 5 years I lived there. I also managed the facilities of one of the two multi unit buildings.

2008-2010          Animal Foster Parent, Ottawa Humane Society

Volunteer Animal Foster Parent for Cats and Kittens recuperating and readying for adoption.

2007-2009          Volunteer Reader, Ottawa Reads

Reading with young children in the school setting. Sharing a love of literacy with JK through Grade 3 students one on one.

Who has Free Time? Hobbies

In my free time I’m a passionate reader (I belong to two book clubs!) and am passionate about spreading a love of reading to all. One of my goals for this summer is to build our own Little Free Library. A great way to bring of my loves together: Reading and Making Things!

LFL Plans

I am creative and love working with my hands – whether it’s sewing anything from costumes, and curtains to sunhats, painting, restoring our hundred year old house or just plain getting messy making things with my kids, I thrive on taking time out and making something interesting from scratch.

popcorn costume

Trite but true – my family is my main source of inspiration, joy and more than anything I aim to be a partner and mother that is loving, supportive and someone my girls can look to as a model of how to live a full, rewarding and compassionate life.