Ashley has worked for Scouts Canada as Relationship Manager for the past 11 years. Over the last 18 months, Scouts Canada was needed more than ever before for providing youth the opportunity to learn and connect with peers in a safe way. Ashley is a member of the core team that enabled Scouts Canada to pivot to virtual programming during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ashley is always conscientious of the impact something may have on her volunteers, which is critical in keeping continuous programming in place for youth. She developed the concept of Scouting Adventure Boxes to ensure that those who were not comfortable returning to in-person scouting would have the means to feel like a member and complete challenges at their own pace and within their own social safety zone.
Ashley is also a founding member of NEXTNiagara and served on the Niagara Connects Council to build action plans for transformative socio-economic change. She has always wanted to effect change in her community for the better, to be a voice for those that feel voiceless and unheard, and to champion causes she feels strongly for, such as education, healthcare and affordable housing.