Aug 24, 2020

Hello Causeway community! My name is Hailey Hechtman and I am incredibly excited to be joining the Causeway Work Centre team as their new Executive Director. I come into this role with a passion for collaboration, partnership development and people-centered impact, and with extensive experience leading organizations in the mental health and disability space.

For the last 7 years, I have been working in the Yukon supporting non-profit agencies in team development, strategic planning, collective impact, and fund relations. I founded the Yukon Distress & Support Line to create confidential and anonymous supports for people living in remote communities, and was the Executive Director for an organization that provided life-skills supports to adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities and led the Yukon Inter-Agency Network on Disability through the creation of foundational training for developmental service workers in the north.

I was drawn to Causeway Work Centre’s mission of working with people to not just find meaningful employment, but to empower them to value their skills, abilities, and potential within the community. I look forward to working with the Board of Directors, management team, staff, clients, funders and community partners to broadcast Causeway’s impact and continue building on the incredible achievements that Causeway has demonstrated in Ottawa for over 40 years.

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