Born and raised here in Oshawa, I’m proud of my deep roots in our city.
As a mom, wife, volunteer, athlete, and professional, I’ll bring a fresh perspective and new energy to City and Regional Councils as your Councillor here in our Ward.
Ward 5 is your home and mine. Our ward is comprised of the Southern and Southeast Portion of Oshawa, stretching from the Oshawa-Whitby border Westward to the Oshawa-Courtice border and is bounded to the North by the Gibb St/Olive Ave corridor and Lake Ontario to the South.
Our Ward is home to the historic and deeply caring neighbourhoods of Vanier, Southern Downtown Oshawa, Harmony, Donevan, Farewell, Beaton, Cedardale, Lake Vista, Lakeview Park, and the Stevenson/Park Industrial Corridor.
My passion for housing, culture, and sports has cultivated my commitment to advocacy in our city. As a Director with the Durham Region Association of REALTORS®, I’ve advocated for home ownership rights and consumer protection at all levels of government and for real solutions to ease the crisis of housing affordability and increasing pressure on renters.
Here in Oshawa, we must prioritize the building of new, family-affordable housing and innovative transportation solutions in every local infrastructure or redevelopment project. For the past several years, I lobbied the Province to remove unfair tolls on Highways 412/418 which were imposed on Durham residents.
As a real estate and public relations professional, I’ve worked in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors for organizations such as General Motors, the City of Oshawa, and the Durham Region Association of REALTORS®.
I’ve served as a Director and Strategic Planning Chair with the Oshawa Kicks Soccer Club and am a past member of Oshawa’s Environmental Advisory Committee and Cultural Leadership Council. Proud of my Canadian and Ukrainian roots, I grew up in our city’s multicultural community and performed with Oshawa’s Odesa Ukrainian dancers.
I’m dedicated to spreading awareness for local charities and have fundraised for organizations such as the Durham Ukrainian Relief Fund, The Refuge Youth Outreach Centre, Grandview Children’s Centre, Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre, Pediatric Wing at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, Their Opportunity, and more.
I’m proud to have been the Oshawa Progressive Conservative Association's candidate in the 2022 Provincial General Election – a race that went down to wire between myself and incumbent NDP MPP Jennifer French.
Although I lost by a very narrow margin of less than 2% or 750 votes – in one of Oshawa's closest elections in nearly 20 years – as a first-time provincial candidate, my team and I achieved 40.2% of the popular vote or just over 16,000 votes across our City in a hard-fought but clean race.
Following the Provincial campaign, I was approached by many Oshawa residents, elected officials and past members of Oshawa and Regional Councils – including supporters of all parties as well as individuals with no political stripe – and urged to stay involved and continue to advocate for Oshawa across all levels of government.
Fluently bilingual in French and English, I’m a graduate of RS McLaughlin CVI and studied at the University of Ottawa and Durham College. My husband Sam, daughter Isla, our future son and I live in the Grandview South neighbourhood on a small part of my family’s former farmland.
I hope to earn your support in propelling Oshawa forward and affecting real change across our Ward.
It’s time to elect a Councillor with a stronger voice who has the ability to work with all levels of government to secure the investments we need to support our families, Seniors, renters, homeowners, our children and Ward 5's small businesses.
Election Day is Monday, October 24, 2022.
I look forward to meeting you and your family at the door over the coming days and weeks.
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