Sara Ehrhardt (she/her) is passionate about protecting and improving public services and working with neighbours to build a better community for everyone.
Soon after moving to Toronto with her spouse and their newborn child in 2015, she advocated for better children’s services with community-based organizing.
As a co-founder of Toronto East Enders for Child Care, her advocacy generated national attention and helped lead to government action on creating affordable child care.
In 2017, when the neighbourhood pool was threatened with closure due to budget cuts, Sara worked with other parents as part of a Save Our Pool community group to advocate for more swim programming across the east end. When the SH Armstrong/Duke of Connaught pool was saved, Sara went on to co-chair a reference group that worked with city and school staff to deliver facility and program improvements.
During the pandemic, while her son was enrolled in the virtual school system, Sara maintained connection and involvement in the local school, sitting on the Duke of Connaught School Advisory Council in 2020-21.
Sara, her spouse, and their 7-year-old live in a little purple house. She currently works at the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. She took up rug hooking in the depths of 2020, and also enjoys cycling and gardening.