The Director of Social Assistance and Employment Opportunities for the Niagara Region where she performs a Senior Manager role on Community Services’ Management Team. Sarah is the Region’s Ontario Works Administrator responsible as well for system management of Homelessness Prevention programs.
Community Services has an overall budget of approximately $350 million and 1,400 staff. SAEO represents about 70% of the budget and employs just over 200 staff.
Sarah holds an MSW specializing in social policy from McMaster University and is in the process of completing a PhD in social work. Sarah has varied front line and governance experience working with chronically homeless individuals, vulnerable seniors and people in poverty.