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Michal Hay

Executive Director | Progress Toronto

Michal Hay

Michal Hay is a Founding Board Member and Executive Director of Progress Toronto.  Her focus in organizing, whether through an issue based or electoral campaign, is bridging the gaps between people and the political power needed for progressive change. She hopes to create the space for people to advocate for the city they need.

Michal was 2017 Campaign Director for Jagmeet Singh’s successful NDP Leadership Campaign and she was one of Chatelaine's Top Women in Canada of 2017. Michal is Treasurer on the Board of Directors of the Broadbent Institute. She also serves on the boards of the Urban Worker Project and the Toronto Environmental Alliance.  

She was Chief of Staff to Toronto City Councillor Mike Layton for six years and in 2014 she was Field Director for Olivia Chow's Toronto Mayoral Campaign. Through work and activism she has had leading roles on a number of issue based and electoral campaigns at the municipal, provincial and federal levels across Canada. She plans to combine her knowledge of City Hall and organizing to help Progress Toronto build a just city.