Danielle has dedicated herself to helping women, new Canadians and young people. Other areas of attention are Indigenous relations and fostering agricultural appreciation. Encouraging young women to gain the hard and soft skills they’ll need for leadership roles in work and/or communities has led to Danielle’s support and involvement with Equal Voice. Each year, she also mentors a U of T Political Science student for six months sharing work experiences and advice.
She has travelled to developing countries to establish schools and social services so that communities have what they need to thrive. This influenced her efforts to help four refugee families relocate to Brant County and Brantford. She has served Brantford in various capacities, being appointed to several city board positions. In 2015, she decided to walk the talk and put her name on a ballot for a seat in the House of Commons. She came back in 2019 and made further inroads.
Previous roles include serving as the inaugural Public Relations/Communications Coordinator for Kiwanis Clubs located between Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador, and as President of the Canadian Club of Ottawa encouraging national dialogues.
For the last ten years, Danielle has leveraged public affairs to pay forward the opportunities that have presented themselves to her. At TD Bank Group, Danielle’s government relations focus can be summarized as D&I (including HR, women in leadership, accessibility/PWD and combatting racism).