Sly Castaldi, a passionate community leader who has focused her career on fighting gender violence, is Guelph's Ontario Liberal Party nominee for the June 2018 provincial election.
Sly has served as the Executive Director for Guelph Wellington Women in Crisis Centre for the past 14 years, while playing an active role in leading local partnerships and developing protocols to respond to domestic violence and sexual assault. As part of her commitment to supporting vulnerable populations in Guelph, Sly also chairs the board of directors for the Legal Clinic of Guelph and Wellington County and is the former Co-chair of the Premier’s Round-table on violence against women. In recognition of her work, Sly was named Guelph's Woman of Distinction in Public Service in 2010 and also received the Queen's jubilee Medal in 2012.
An active member of the Guelph community for the past 50 years, Sly looks forward to representing Guelph at Queen's Park and views this step into provincial politics as a continuation of her passionate activism for social justice.