Nancy Hartling

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The Honourable
Nancy Hartling
Senator for New Brunswick
Assumed office
November 10, 2016
Nominated by Justin Trudeau
Appointed by David Johnston
Personal details
Born (1950-02-01) February 1, 1950 (age 68)
Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia
Nationality Canadian
Political party Independent Senators Group
Residence Moncton, New Brunswick
Alma mater St. Francis Xavier University
Occupation Executive director

Nancy J. Hartling, ONB (born February 1, 1950) is a Canadian Senator from Moncton, New Brunswick. She was Executive Director of Support to Single Parents Inc., as well as a founding member of St. James Court Inc., a non-profit housing complex which provides single parents with affordable housing. On October 27, 2016, Hartling was named to the Senate of Canada by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to sit as an independent and assumed office on November 10, 2016.

Early life and education

Hartling was born in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, to a Royal Canadian Navy family. She moved frequently with her family across Eastern Canada, attending school in Ottawa. Hartling settled in Moncton, New Brunswick. She obtained a bachelor's degree from Norwich University, and a master's degree in adult education from St. Francis Xavier University.[1]


Hartling founded Support to Single Parents Inc. in 1982, and remained the director until its dissolution in 2016.[2] She spent most of her career advocating for women's issues and was a lecturer on family violence issues at the University of New Brunswick.[3] She also helped to create St. James Court Inc., an apartment complex for single parents.[4] St. James Court received funding in part from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and operates as a nonprofit organization.[5] She co-chaired a New Brunswick working group on violence against women convened by the provincial government.[6]

Senate of Canada

Hartling was appointed to the Senate of Canada upon retirement in 2016, after applying through the Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments.[7][8]



  1. ^ "Graduate Studies in Adult Education and Community Development". Retrieved 2017-04-25.
  2. ^ "Resource for single parents in Moncton will close its doors in June". CBC News. Retrieved 2017-04-21.
  3. ^ "Introduction to Family Violence Issues | UNB". Retrieved 2017-04-25.
  4. ^ Bryden, Joan (October 27, 2016). "Trudeau Names 9 New Senators, Helping Independents Inch Closer To Control". Huffington Post.
  5. ^ "St. James, Moncton". Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  6. ^ "Minister's Working Group on Violence Against Women" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-04-21.
  7. ^ Canada, Service. "Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments -". Retrieved 2017-04-24.
  8. ^ Bryden, Joan (October 27, 2016). "Justin Trudeau set to name nine new senate appointments". Global News. The Canadian Press. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  9. ^ "Order of New Brunswick Recipients, 2016". Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  10. ^ "Governor General's Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case". Retrieved April 24, 2017.

External links

  • Senate Biography
  • Nancy Hartling – Parliament of Canada biography
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