Nomination Date: 25/09/2018
Yvonne Robertson is a 20+ year resident of Don Valley West. She has built a family and career in her community and is firmly entrenched in the bustling and growing city of Toronto.
During her years at Havergal College, Yvonne Robertson spent countless hours rowing to many victories at regattas and swim meets in Ontario. She graduated in 1988 and went on to post-secondary education. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Economics from Bishop’s University while thoroughly enjoyed her time in Lennoxville, Quebec. She received a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of London and returned to Canada to begin a professional career.
In 1997, Yvonne Robertson incorporated her company Matrix Power Services Ltd in Canada and began bringing specialized electrical products throughout North America. During this time she married Jason Robertson in 2000 and the family began to grow soon after. Having spent many years expanding the business, caring for their 3 children and volunteering in the community, Yvonne learned the vital skills of prioritizing and maximizing efficiency. As the years went on, her professional commitments grew as she developed other export products and brokered new markets for her companies. Sahara and Co is a wellness company specializing in all natural teas, candles and bath therapies. Having expansive small business experience, Robertson has also managed to help many women and men alike find their entrepreneurial spirit and follow their dreams. Encouraging the art of the small business plan through one’s passion and interest is important to her and she is happy to show others how to follow their dreams.
On a personal note, Yvonne is a mother of 3 teenagers. The family of 5 have spent their entire lives in the beautiful community of Don Valley West. Favourite family past times includes raking the fall leaves, shoveling snow and walking through Sherwood Park with their dog Biscuit. She supports many local charities and in particular is proud of the working alongside the officers at 53 Division through their Cops and Kids program.