It's an exciting time in our city's life. Urban intensification is changing how we live, work, and play.

That brings opportunity. This is our chance to lay the foundation for a vibrant, healthy future.

Thank you for electing me as your Councillor for Ward 7-Uptown.

I will advocate for:

  • Healthy growth through infill development that provides variety in housing without overwhelming neighbourhoods, and brings residents into the planning process

  • Healthy economy by listening to Uptown businesses and working with the City's economic development team, and keeping a close eye on the municipal budget

  • Healthy spaces by supporting parks and trails, bike lanes and transit, accessibility and affordability, and encouraging a collaborative approach to sustainable living


About me

I am an award-winning journalist and science writer, a mom, and passionate community-builder. I am honoured to have been chosen to represent Ward 7.

After moving to Waterloo in 2010, I founded the WR Arts Award-winning Grand Porch Party, sat on environmental and community boards, regularly appeared on CBC Kitchener-Waterloo as their parenting columnist, and actively contributed to making my adopted city as vibrant and inclusive as possible.

Find out more here.