Haley Flaro has served as the executive director of Ability New Brunswick, a provincial non-profit organization which empowers persons with a mobility disability, since 2006. A sociology graduate from the University of New Brunswick, she has 19 years of senior leadership experience in the non-profit/community-based sector, specifically health and disability sector organizations.
Flaro believes in reliable and accessible labour market information and its role in career decision making and hiring. She founded Ability NB’s Transition NB program, a transition to employment program and led the development of infographics to help youth with a disability, career practitioners, employers and others understand New Brunswick labour market information. She is currently the chairperson of a provincial research project: An untapped labour market pool: an economic impact analysis of disability and employment and was the co-author of New Brunswick’s Employment Action Plan for persons with a disability (2012).
She has extensive experience in governance and administration, program development and evaluation, and a passion for social policy. She has also served on several government committees and boards related to poverty, social assistance, employment, health and disability. She is the Vice-Chairperson of WorkSafeNB and is bilingual in English and French.