Haley Welch is the Director of Data and Evaluation for Cardus. Before joining Cardus, she used her administrative and analytic skills to help strengthen transformational development programs around the world. Haley holds a B.A. from McGill University and a M.A. from Queen’s University. She loves learning, reading, and traveling, and can often be found reading inscriptions on historical monuments or visiting a coffee shop.
Bio last updated March 17th, 2021.
Articles by Haley Welch
Trying to Find a Place in This World
By Haley Welch
December 27, 2018
In the last seven years, Convivium contributor Haley Welch has moved many times: to new neighbourhoods, new provinces, and new countries. To move on (or away) is not equivalent to editing out the reality of that place from her story, she writes.
There are many versions of home in this world, and I’ve lived in a few of them – rural towns, medium-sized cities, mega-cities, foreign homestays, rented rooms, shared apartments – sometimes for months, sometimes for years More than just a place or its contents, home is a familiarity marked by a sense of comfort and peace that persists even if the physical place is neither comfortable nor peaceful Sometimes it looks like a comfortable bed, sometimes it looks like a converted attic with a tin roof, sometimes it looks like an apartment painstakingly furnished with funds from my first real paycheck
Homecoming and Heritage
July 13, 2018
At first glance, North Buxton appears to be a typical town in rural Ontario: a semi-abandoned main thoroughfare, a few side streets, scattered houses, and fields. But, writes Convivium contributor Haley Welch, North Buxton is more than that. It is imbued with a deep history beyond its distinctive founding and the intimacy expected in rural communities.
That dusty rural road leads to the town of North Buxton, and that parade was its annual celebration of “homecoming” – a time for community members near and far to come back and celebrate this special place Lest you think I am overstating the case, consider this: In 2017, Homecoming Weekend was a fou...