2014 Winnipeg Civic Election

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Lisa Naylor

Candidate in the 2014 Winnipeg - 4 School Ward race.

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Questionnaire Response

Why did you decide to run in the 2014 School Board Election?

I work and live in Ward 4 and I have a teenage daughter who is a student in the division. I'm directly in touch with the needs of my community and I have a special interest in the mental health and healthy body image of children and youth. The education system can play a critical role in nurturing the development of children's self-confidence, emotional strength, problem-solving skills and other factors that influence mental health; that perspective needs to be represented at the board and I look forward to creative engagement with educators and families on these issues. My primary roles throughout my career have been as a counsellor and health educator with youth. I have also been an advocate for social change. Systemic change is required to address the social problems and inequities that contribute to individual issues. After years of working with youth and families, I am ready to contribute to sustaining a strong and healthy public school system in which children and youth from all backgrounds can reach their full potential.

What experience will you bring to compliment your role as School Trustee?

A trustee needs to think critically about a wide range of issues, listen to the needs of a diverse range of people, and make tough decisions that best represent the needs of the community. The experience and skills that I bring to the role of trustee are more important than my stance on any specific current issue. You can read my detailed biography at my website www.lisanaylor.ca and a brief summary follows:

  • I am a professional communicator. Central to my work is listening to people's problems and communicating effectively with others.
  • I participate in ongoing education to help me be respectful and competent in my communications with people whose culture or life experiences differ from my own.
  • I use consultation and research to make well informed decisions.
  • I work to consensus while not being afraid to stand alone on important issues. I am direct and articulate when challenging the popular opinion and asking tough questions.
  • I excel at problem-solving, mediation, and decision making and have experience with facilitation, supervision, and evaluation.
  • I have extensive experience with committee work at the local, provincial and national level and have served on other Boards of Directors.

What are some issues that you would like to stand for in your role as School Trustee, and why are these issues important to you?

  • Appropriate specialized education programming for students with exceptional and special needs ensures that all children can reach their full potential.
  • Music, arts, physical education and cultural activities complement and enhance academic learning.
  • Aboriginal perspectives should be integrated into all aspects of educational endeavors to support cultural competency and increase respect for Aboriginal culture and historical heritage.
  • Newcomer students and their families require effective support and programs to ensure they have an equitable chance for success.
  • Schools need to be body-friendly environments where people of all shapes and sizes are included and respected.
  • Board information, business practices and decision-making processes should be visible, easily accessible, accountable and open to participation.
  • Trustees must be committed to community engagement. A school board and its schools are intricately linked to the lives of families, to the local community, to the province and to the larger global community.
  • School administrators need to engage in pro-active outreach to specific communities that are not currently well represented on parent councils, committees or present at school events.
  • Professional development should be provided to all staff members to strengthen cultural sensitivity and increase teacher-parent liaison skills

What is one thing in particular that you appreciate about the school ward or school division you wish to represent?

The diversity of Winnipeg School Division students presents many challenges yet it is our greatest strength. 20% of WSD students identify English as an additional language and approximately 23% of families with school age children in the division are Aboriginal. Many of our students bring lived experience from all over the globe and study side by side with children from families who have lived in Winnipeg for generations. Efforts are made for inclusive education opportunities for children with varying abilities and learning challenges. This diversity can be respected and capitalized upon in order to help students develop the skills of empathy, respect for difference, and community responsibility.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

As your trustee, I will bring the fresh perspective and the passionate energy of someone who is new to civic leadership while also bringing 25 years of experience and demonstrated skills as an advocate, leader, thoughtful decision maker and skilled communicator.


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News that Mentions Lisa Naylor

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Racism towards Syrian students tears through Winnipeg School Division

Monday, 07 December 2015

"Let's not overstate" the level of racism, said trustee Lisa Naylor. "Racism is going to happen, regardless of refugees or not." Senior staff reported that principals will meet in early January to discuss how best to work with the new students. So far ...

WSD to develop firstinManitoba policy for transgender students

Monday, 02 November 2015

Winnipeg School Division Trustee Lisa Naylor, who put forward the motion to develop a safe. JOHN WOODS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES. Winnipeg School Division Trustee Lisa Naylor, who put forward the motion to develop a safe and caring policy for ...

Two WSD trustees not in the club

Friday, 18 September 2015

Wasyliw is chair, Sherri Rollins vice-chair, Chris Broughton has finance, Lisa Naylor the pivotal committee handling policy and program, Allan Beach chairs building and transportation, Dean Koshelanyk gets communications. I haven't asked, but I suspect ...

WSD trustees reelect Wasyliw as chair

Monday, 14 September 2015

Lisa Naylor will chair the policy and program committee — Wasyliw cited her work in tightening up the ability of church groups to hold religious exercises in public schools. Allan Beach heads building and transportation, and Dean Koshelanyk ...

Top 5 things to do in Winnipeg this weekend (Sept. 47)

Friday, 04 September 2015

Nova Scotia official to oversee probe into Haki Sefa death, police shooting read comments · WSD trustee Lisa Naylor wants greater protection for transgender students read comments; Manitoba launches StressHacks, a mental health website for kids, teens ...

12 Manitoba eateries closed this summer for health code violations

Wednesday, 02 September 2015

Manitoba Health has published its latest round of restaurant closures and it shows that 12 food service establishments in the province, ranging from well-known establishments to smaller bistros were ordered to be temporarily closed between June 1 and ...

Canadian doctors cosigning prescriptions for US patients

Tuesday, 01 September 2015

Canadian doctors are co-signing prescriptions for American patients they haven't seen — a practice critics consider unethical and one that violates every province's standards of care, CBC News has learned. Prescriptions written by U.S. physicians ...

Manitoba families furious with RCMP's missing persons database delay

Monday, 31 August 2015

Nova Scotia official to oversee probe into Haki Sefa death, police shooting read comments; University of Manitoba raises $215M in fundraising campaign read comments; WSD trustee Lisa Naylor wants greater protection for transgender students read ...

Senior battles Lions Club of Winnipeg over bed bugs

Monday, 31 August 2015

Nova Scotia official to oversee probe into Haki Sefa death, police shooting read comments; University of Manitoba raises $215M in fundraising campaign read comments; WSD trustee Lisa Naylor wants greater protection for transgender students read ...

Winnipeg's Saturday mosquitofogging schedule (Aug. 29)

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Nova Scotia official to oversee probe into Haki Sefa death, police shooting read comments; University of Manitoba raises $215M in fundraising campaign read comments; WSD trustee Lisa Naylor wants greater protection for transgender students read ...

Century 21 apologizes after agent markets illegal rooming house near U of M

Thursday, 27 August 2015

A local branch of Century 21 is apologizing after one of its agents marketed a single-family home as a revenue property for seven tenants, contributing to an illegal rooming house problem plaguing the area around the University of Manitoba. Real estate ...

Canadian recession will go beyond 1st half of 2015

Sunday, 23 August 2015

With news of economic turmoil in China and other emerging economies, repercussions for Canada will be significant. Expect the recession to continue beyond the second quarter of 2015. This raises questions about the supposed recovery in the second half ...

Tina Fontaine: 1 year since her death, has anything changed?

Monday, 17 August 2015

Today marks one year since 15-year-old Tina Fontaine's body was pulled out of Winnipeg's Red River. Since her murder, six Winnipeg women have been killed. Four were indigenous. Outside of Winnipeg, three females were killed. At least one of them was ...

WSD board eyes deadline for report response

Saturday, 15 August 2015

This isn't asking us to name every person we meet," said trustee Lisa Naylor. That's precisely what it's doing, said Dean Koshelanyk: "It says, you tell me who, you tell me why, you tell me why it's outside a meeting." Similarly, trustees balked at an ...

WSD board meet some report recomendations, fighting others

Friday, 14 August 2015

This isn't asking us to name every person we meet," said trustee Lisa Naylor. That's precisely what it's doing, said Dean Koshelanyk: "It says, you tell me who, you tell me why, you tell me why it's outside a meeting." Similarly, trustees balked at an ...

International watchdog Human Rights Watch to look at Shoal Lake 40

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

... Scotia official to oversee probe into Haki Sefa death, police shooting read comments; University of Manitoba raises $215M in fundraising campaign read comments; WSD trustee Lisa Naylor wants greater protection for transgender students read comments ...

Shop owner disguised 'drug trafficking' business as medical marijuana shop: police

Wednesday, 05 August 2015

Glenn Price, whose medical marijuana shop was raided by Winnipeg police, has been charged with drug trafficking. "It was determined that the owner was operating an illegal drug trafficking business which was held out to be a medical marijuana ...

Manitoba group wants more Hepatitis C testing

Monday, 27 July 2015

The province is making new medication more accessible for those living with Hepatitis C, but a Manitoba advocacy group says more needs to be done to encourage people to get tested for the chronic liver disease. On Monday, a day ahead of World Hepatitis ...

Thelma Krull search: Police focus on Valley Gardens Community Centre

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Police search efforts for missing Winnipeg woman, Thelma Krull, have focused around Valley Gardens Community Centre on Tuesday. Police have found an item of interest in the area. Day four of the search has included Bunn's Creek area, the 1900 block of ...

Injured Manitoba jockey Alyssa Selman determined to ride again

Saturday, 11 July 2015

... of himself speeding 190 km/h, RCMP say read comments video; Business fined $25K after log shoots into man's groin, exits through buttocks read comments; WSD trustee Lisa Naylor wants greater protection for transgender students read comments video ...

They can be arrogant, but should they be fired?

Thursday, 09 July 2015

It was trustee Lisa Naylor who convinced a majority to urge Allum to change the law and thus allow trustees to decide if such religious studies being conducted within their schools violated WSD values on issues such as homophobia and evolution. Yes ...

Winnipeg School Division board chair fires back at scathing review

Tuesday, 07 July 2015

The chair of the Winnipeg School Division's board of trustees is slamming a government report that accuses trustees of being "out of control" and micromanaging the division's business while "playing political games" with each other. Mark Wasyliw says ...

Guido Amsel charged in connection to Winnipeg law firm bombing

Monday, 06 July 2015

... $25K after log shoots into man's groin, exits through buttocks read comments; WSD trustee Lisa Naylor wants greater protection for transgender students read comments video; Shoal Lake 40 to make clean water case before United Nations read comments ...

One for the books

Saturday, 04 July 2015

Indeed, while men hold six of nine seats on the WSD board now, it's trustee Lisa Naylor who has led the campaign to persuade the province the board has the right to reject religious instruction in its schools -- Bible studies conducted privately, in ...

Winnipeg lawyer Barry Gorlick disbarred

Friday, 03 July 2015

Winnipeg lawyer Barry Gorlick has been disbarred for professional misconduct. The Law Society of Manitoba released a report this week saying he should no longer be allowed to practice law. Gorlick, who was called to the bar in 1980, was cited for ...


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