A brief sampling of community engagement:


  • United Nations Human Rights Council, Universal Periodic Review of Canada
    Civil Society Representative Spring 2018
  • Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services, Income Security Reform Working Group June 2016 to August 2017 producing  Income Security: A Roadmap for Change
  • United Nations Review of Canada under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – Civil Society – Canada Without Poverty delegate April 2017
  • 9th Annual OW/ODSPTown Hall: EmCee – June 18th, 2015
  • Poverty Reduction Summit – Panelist: Creating Community Will: Engaging Media and Telling Effective Stories, May 7th 2015, Ottawa
  • The Economic Leadership and Prosperity of Canadian Women – Witness – May 5th 2014, House of Commons, Standing Committee on the Status of Women, Ottawa
  • Coordinator, Presenter and Hosting:  Fair Elections Act Community Forum, April 25th, 2014 City Hall Council Chambers, Hamilton
  • McMaster Poverty Initiative: Food Insecurity In Our Communities: Panelist – October 22cd 2013
  • Hamilton Women’s Leadership Summit: Opening Panelist, Redefining, Redistributing And Revolutionizing Leadership – October 19th, 2013
  • Hamilton Women’s Leadership Summit: Workshop Panelist Engaging Politically – October 19th, 2013
  • McMaster School of Social Work: Social Change: Advocacy and Social Movements (Course 4J03) – Student Project Mentor
  • Poverty and Homelessness, McMaster University: Guest Speaker February 11th 2013
  • Hamilton Women’s Leadership Summit: Workshop Facilitator The Unseen Leader – October 20th, 2012
  • Anglican Diocese of Niagara, Social Justice Conference: Keynote Speaker and Workshop Leader – October 13th, 2012
  • Ontario Project for Inter-clinic Community Organizing Forum:  Organizing in an age of Austerity – Panelist: Tools and Strategies on how to organize, Workshop leader: How to engage and support people with lived experience with poverty – June 21st 2012
  • Claiming and Enforcing the Right to an Adequate Standard of Living: Panelist – June 7th 2012
  • Dundas Association of Churches – Poor No More: Panelist – Apr 26th 2012
  • McMaster Poverty Initiative: Analysing the Commissioner’s Interim Report for Social Assistance Reform: Panelist – March 9th 2012
  • McMaster Medicine Professional Competencies, Advocacy Awareness: Guest Speaker – October 13th 2011
  • Commissioners for the Reform of Social Assistance in Ontario: Forum Co-Moderator – July 4th 2011

She is also a frequent delegate in Hamilton’s City Council Chambers on topics ranging from community services to ward boundary reform.

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