Helen has been an active volunteer in the Mississauga community in a multitude of roles. Previously she has organized several large fundraisers for schools, churches, hockey teams and the Girl Guides. She has served as Girl Guide Leader for the past 17 years and is currently working with high school students. She has worked as the team manager for a variety of local rep soccer teams and has actively served as Chair of her local school council. She has completed a BA in Economics from the University of Waterloo and a Certificate in Human Resources from Humber College. She is also a folk art painter, seamstress and an avid crafter.