Independent Senators Group
Non-profit organization founder and women's issues advocate
- Senator Hartling is one of New Brunswick’s most dedicated advocates on issues affecting women. She has been a nationwide activist on socio-economic issues facing single parents and their children and has spearheaded innovative programs to address challenges facing low-income single mothers.
- She founded the non-profit organization, Support to Single Parents Inc. (SSPI) of which she was the executive director for 34 years (1982-2016). She also founded St. James Court Inc., an affordable housing complex for single parents.