Peter Tonge brings a broad range of experience to his work. With university degrees in data analysis and computer science, Peter worked as a manager at Statistics Canada specializing in construction and international trade. A career in law followed. As a criminal defense attorney, Peter worked on thousands of cases, often representing clients with mental health and addiction issues.
Drawing on his legal career and day to day experience as a wheelchair user, Peter founded Peter Tonge Consulting in 2021. The organization works with clients to address disability issues such as accessibility, inclusion, community engagement, human rights and policy development.
In the community, he is a board member of the Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba and SCE Lifeworks A proud member of Rotary International Peter also contributes to numerous humanitarian projects , both locally and internationally. Peter stays fit and active as a wheelchair fencer and as a member of a local “murder ball” team.
Hayley Sinclair, a white settler from Vancouver, BC, now resides in the tiny remote ocean-side town of Yarmouth, NS, after spending a long 5 years in Winnipeg, MB. She serves as the Project Manager for Peter Tonge Consulting,
Hayley is best known for connecting professional wrestling events with civic politics, growing a small-town Pride festival from 2,500 attendees to 50,000 in one year, and providing end-of-life care to her father. These experiences are embedded in everything she does.
With a background in human resources and non-profit management, Hayley began her career at Vancouver Coastal Health, organizing hundreds of focus groups and small projects to build community with systemically under-served groups in health care. She then worked for a 24/7 emergency shelter, the Centre of Hope, in the heart of Winnipeg and with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.