Ms. Sonja Foley
Sonja is the Director of Intergovernmental Relations and Strategic Partnerships at the City of Vancouver where she works with the provincial and federal government to advance priorities such as housing, transit, climate change, and childcare.
Born and raised in Sweden with an Iranian background and later immigrated to Canada, Sonja is a global citizen who is proud to call B.C. home. Educated in Canada and Spain, Sonja obtained her Diploma in Radio Broadcasting from BCIT, Bachelor of Arts degree from Royal Roads University, and Masters in International Relations from Instituto de Empress in Madrid, Spain.
She began her career in media working at a number of radio stations on Vancouver Island and Vancouver. Her passion and vision for working together to build a better world has been evident in her international participation at the United Nations in 2013, 2015, and 2018.