Member of the Hwlitsum First Nation

Member of the Hwlitsum First Nation

Haleigh Callison is a member of the Hwlitsum First Nation. She currently resides in Vancouver, BC, on the traditional and unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Haleigh grew up in Smithers, BC, with her three older brothers and completed her Human Kinetics Degree while playing Varsity Ice Hockey for the UBC Thunderbirds. Prior to making a career change into Lumber and Forestry for 6+ years, she was the GM and a Strength & Conditioning Coach for a high-performance training centre for 14 years, Twist Conditioning in North Vancouver.  

Haleigh was fortunate to continue her hockey career playing professionally around the globe, having stepped on the ice in more than 15 countries, she considers herself very fortunate to have been able to see the world while playing the sport she loves. Her life motto is to “Make a positive impact on people’s lives every chance she gets,” which can be seen in her work in the community organizing charity events or her continued work with the Canucks for Kids Foundation.   

Haleigh graduated with a dual MBA from Cornell and Queens in May of 2023, and she was honoured to receive the “Community Builder” award selected by her cohort of 160 from across Canada, USA, Chile, Mexico & Peru. She is a director on the BC Hockey Board, a member of the UBC Alumni Advisory Council, and continues to work part-time with the Canucks for Kids Foundation, where she is entering her 19th season. 

Outside of work, you will find her spending time with her niece and nephews, reading or playing every sport under the sun.