Ryan is a compassionate, direct, and brave leader who tirelessly advocates for a better way. With deep roots in agriculture from growing up on a family farm in Southern Ontario, she is now raising her own three children on her own farm in Rockwood, instilling in them the same country values and principles she was raised with — cooperation, hard work, compassion, inclusivity, and a deep sense of responsibility for the earth and each other. Like so many of us, she joined in the collective heartbreak of the many significant issues that arose over these past years and most especially during the pandemic including Black Lives Matter, Residential Schools, the “Me Too” movement, the profound effects of long-term school closures and the devastating environmental and social impacts resulting from climate change.
As a mother, woman, and member of the Wellington—Halton Hills community, Ryan wants to ensure all our children and grandchildren, as well as all of us, will be able to enjoy a clean, healthy and safe world with prosperous and diverse communities to raise our families in. “It’s time for those of us who can see the path to a better future, to step up and lead.”
Ryan is committed to being the empathetic voice of those groups or individuals that have been forgotten, ignored, or brushed aside. Ryan believes that we must stop defaulting to aggressive, controlling, or divisive tactics in politics. Instead, she is committed to doing politics differently. She is ready to work across party lines and to listen, learn and collaborate to find a way forward in repairing the effects of systemic failures and to shape a better future for all of us. Outside of her work on advocacy and effecting change, she is focused on the care and well being of her children, an especially consuming role for parents and mothers during this pandemic, where community support for children has been scarce.
In the moments where there is time for oneself, Ryan enjoys equestrian pursuits, community theatre and engaging in continuous self-development through reading, yoga, meditation and coursework.
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Please reach out to Dave Rodgers, CA President