Michal Hay, Chair

Michal is the Executive Director of Progress Toronto, a not for profit that advocates and organizes for a more democratic, socially just, and progressive city. Michal was 2017 Campaign Director for Jagmeet Singh’s successful NDP Leadership Campaign. She is Treasurer on the Board of Directors of the Broadbent Institute and a founding board member of The Urban Worker Project. She was one of Chatelaine's Top Women in Canada of 2017. For six years, she served as Chief of Staff to Toronto City Councillor Mike Layton, where she worked on a wide range of policy issues and city-wide campaigns. In 2014, she was Field Director for Olivia Chow'sToronto Mayoral Campaign. From 2008 to 2011, she worked at the Toronto Environmental Alliance. Michal has helped to train candidates and activists on organizing. Through work and activism, Michal has had leading roles on a number of issue-based and electoral campaigns at the municipal, provincial and federal levels across Canada.