Krystina Waler

St. Catharines

Krystina Waler

Meet The Candidate

Krystina Waler was born and raised in St. Catharines, Ontario. Her grandparents were immigrants who came to Canada to find a better life. Krystina grew up with a sense of responsibility to give back to the country that provided so many opportunities to her family. She began her commitment to service by teaching Sunday school and working in the kitchen at her church, St. George’s, on Facer Street.

After completing high school at Sir Winston Churchill, Krystina continued her studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree (Honours) in Biology.

Krystina’s commitment to service continued in both Peru and Ukraine where she learned the impact one person can have on the lives of children. She also learned that communities grow and improve when children’s lives improve.

Krystina worked in clinical research in Ukraine while continuing her service to orphans and disenfranchised youth. The world, as she knew it, changed in Ukraine when university students and young professionals were gunned down by Russian-backed government forces in the centre of Kyiv and a revolution began.

Canada was one of the first countries to support efforts to establish a real democracy in Ukraine. While helping to organize a soup kitchen out of an apartment in Kyiv, Krystina... Read Bio