About Kristin Murray
Born in Toronto to a mother from Northern Ontario and a father from Jamaica, Murray was raised with spirit that reflected her Canadian and Jamaican roots. The straightforward values that family instilled in her, paired with her innate sense of optimism, compelled Murray to devote her life to actively promoting the health and well-being of those in her community.
Murray moved to Timmins in 2001 to pursue a post-secondary education. After working her way through college with the help of bursaries and student loans, Murray joined the workforce as a frontline worker; advocating on behalf of individuals involved in the child welfare system and providing one on one support to high risk youth and their families. That experience honed her belief in the power of uniting ordinary people to bring about positive change.
Murray worked diligently at becoming well versed with Ministry Licensing, earning herself the position of Foster Care Supervisor, at the age of 22. Murray later held the Position of Director of Programs and Services at the Timmins Native Friendship Centre. Her enthusiasm and dynamic approach have led her to various leadership roles throughout her career.
Murray continues to support and inspire people in her role as a Health Promoter. She adds that working directly with community members is very rewarding.
Murray’s leadership and practical common sense approach to decision making can help revitalize Timmins and put the city on a firm course to promote innovative approaches to job creation and industry attraction. She has a unique understanding of the challenges and opportunities that exist. She has planted roots in Ward 5 and has a vested interest in the future of Ward 5.
Kristin Murray is the proud mother of two daughters, Keenyah and Nylah. When people ask Murray to describe herself, she doesn't hesitate to say that first and foremost, she is Keenyah and Nylah’s mom.
As a mother, health promoter, ringette coach, engaged community member and public servant — Murray skillfully manages a household filled with love, laughter, and important life lessons.