Olena is the right person for Port Hope right now. A fresh face, energetic leadership and new ideas that draw on our distinct architectural heritage and community strengths, for a stronger, more resilient and sustainable Port Hope.


Olena’s vision for Port Hope in 4 years is based on 5 key platform priorities and a clear plan of action starting in the first 90 days.

A municipal government that works for and with the community
A community with a vibrant and resilient economy
An affordable place to live
A model for sustainable development and climate action
An inclusive and caring community

Let’s work together to create a vibrant community where people want to learn, live, work & play.  Let’s make Port Hope the most unique heritage town in Canada, a place where togetherness can thrive.


We in Port Hope are facing crises of affordability, COVID 19 recovery, struggling businesses and climate change. It’s time for a new chapter.

The old face of Port Hope politics has had its day. I offer a new, hope-filled vision.

I have a 50-year history in Northumberland County, I grew up in rural Grafton. Now I live, work and organize for the community in Port Hope. I have the professional skills and relevant experience to be a strong and steady leader.

My commitment to you – I will listen actively. I will act with integrity, honesty and transparency. I will lead with determination, openness, and a clear vision. I will not make promises I cannot keep.

I am ready to tackle the challenges ahead of us to create a resilient, prosperous and caring Port Hope that will benefit everyone — will you join me?

On October 24th, vote Olena Hankivsky for Mayor. Vote for Hope.

I respectfully acknowledge that I live, work and play on the traditional and treaty territory of the Michi Saagig (Mississauga) Nations. I pay respect to their elders and leaders – past, present and emerging.