Professionally, Mary was active in Hamilton Home Economics Association, Ottawa Home Economics Association and Ontario Home Economics Association in executive and leadership roles. Most recently, she was the Secretary/Treasurer of Ontario Home Economics Association for 5 years. A 29-year member of Girl Guides Canada, as well as District Commissioner and, most recently a Community Guider, Mary has been a mentor to girls and Guide leaders. In 2016 Mary and a Guiding colleague started a Days for Girls Nepean Team which has successfully distributed over 3000 kits. In 2018, Mary volunteered to become Canada’s Distribution Coordinator and then in 2019 offered to serve on the Board of DfGCS. In 2020 Mary stepped forward to serve as Treasurer and lead DfGCS through the transition to a single bank account and reporting structure.