Hello, I’m Nicole Beatty.

This website serves as a profile page to introduce myself and to connect with you through the different roles I have. I’m a community organizer, strategic thinker, social entrepreneur, mental health advocate, volunteer, board member, writer, researcher, fundraiser, speaker and trainer. I hope we have the opportunity to connect in some meaningful way! You can click on one of my profiles below to learn more and reach out.  

I am a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) who has raised over $30 million for causes worldwide and is involved in the creation of three charities and one social enterprise. I am an active community leader in my beautifully quaint waterfront hometown of Cobourg, Ontario, contributing as an inaugural board member for SONG, co-founding Cultivate Festival and the Northumberland County Rollerskating Collective (NoCo RoCo), starting 100+ Women Who Care Northumberland and Think Tiny Homes Northumberland, and serving as the volunteer ED for Local Food for Local Good.  My passion for community and people inspired me to get involved in politics. In 2018, I was elected municipal Councillor for Cobourg and appointed to the Planning and Heritage portfolio. In 2022, I was elected Deputy Mayor.  

I also own and operate a small business, Capacity for Community, a consulting practice that specializes in capacity building, strategic and operational planning, leadership training, program design, impact evaluation and development services for charitable and non-profit organizations, social enterprises and other community-minded businesses and professionals. My sectors of expertise include food security, housing, poverty reduction, healthcare, gender equity, youth empowerment, and arts and culture.

I am an avid reader and writer, community connector, and lover of supporting local, third spaces, outdoor adventures, yoga, bicycles, paddleboarding and rollerskating. I am proudly sober and share openly about the role that fitness plays in nurturing my mental health. I live in Cobourg with my partner Damien and our adopted dog, Chevy. We are currently planning a family through adoption – we cannot wait to become parents.

I try to live my days with grace and gratitude – and of course, a lot of mad love. Thanks for being here.

Yours in community,


Connect with Nicole

Deputy Mayor

Town of Cobourg

CEO & Chief Community Builder

Capacity for Community

Creative Writer

Personal Blog

Community Work

Local Food for Local Good

PHONE: 289-251-3171

EMAIL: hello@nicolebeatty.ca