2022 Winnipeg Election Results
Candidate in the River East - Transcona - 2 Trustee Candidates race.
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Amalia Slobogian - River East - Transcona - 2
What got you into politics?
I’m running because I’m passionate about public education, local community decision making, and believe our trustees need to do more than simply balance the budget. Our role is to invest in and protect the most vulnerable citizens in our community–our youth.
What experience will you bring to compliment your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee)?
As a parent with two young children who are just beginning their school journeys, I am deeply invested in the quality of their education. As a teacher who has worked across Canada, I have over ten years of firsthand experience in the classroom. Now self-employed as a small business owner, I have the freedom and flexibility to fulfill my role as a school trustee. I have a strong educational background (BA, B.Ed., MA), and have worn many hats–including working for the Graduate Students’ Union at McGill University, chairing committees, and being a part of bargaining teams.
I believe in advocacy and collaboration and would reach out to experienced, progressive trustees in other divisions in order to learn from them and bring in new perspectives.
What are some issues that you would like to stand for in your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee), and why are these issues important to you?
High quality education for our children requires a greater investment of funds. Our division currently spends the least amount of money per student (Source: RETSD Teachers’ Association). However, considering Manitoba has the highest child poverty rate in Canada and more than 40% of children in our province live in poverty, food insecurity is rampant and cannot be ignored (Source: Manitoba Poverty Central Report 2020). After teaching in Nunavut, I have seen the value in accessible food programs firsthand. Hungry children cannot learn.
Smaller class sizes, accessible breakfast programs, and more after-school programming would improve our community for all of us by making life more affordable for families. As a school trustee, I would work to do my part to ensure our division receives the funding to invest in expenditures such as the universal breakfast program that teachers have spent years begging our government for.
Some other priorities would be to expand access to early childhood education (preschool programs should be increasing, rather than being cut), and invest in full day kindergarten and childcare spaces, as well as invest in expanding access to Indigenous Teacher Education programs, and improving access to student mental health supports.
Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?
Engagement with the community we represent is crucial as trustees. Some of our trustees already do an excellent job of communicating with members, not just at election time but throughout the year. One of the things I would like to see as a new trustee is greater communication with the community members I represent through the use of a monthly newsletter. Please check out my website at www.freshchalk.ca to learn more about the issues facing Manitoban education and about my background and platform. Thanks for reading and please reach out with any questions!
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October 27, 2022
CTV - ...School Division Ward 1 Colleen Carswell* (ACCLAIMED) Sheri Irwin (ACCLAIMED) Ward 2 Rod Giesbrecht* (ELECTED) Sheri Hanson (ELECTED) Amalia Slobogian Glenn Buffie Curtis Bilewitch Ward 3 Brianne Goertzen* (ELECTED) Keith Morrison* (ELECTED) Matthew Parkinson Ward 4 Susan Olyniuk* (ELECTED)...
September 22, 2022
Winnipeg Free Press - ...Carswell (acclaimed), Sheri Irwin (acclaimed). Ward 2 – two trustees to be elected: Curtis Bilewitch, Glenn Buffie, Sheri Hanson, Rod Giesbrecht, Amalia Slobogian. Ward 3 – two trustees to be elected: Brianne Goertzen, Keith Morrison, Matthew Parkinson. Ward 4 – two trustees to be elected: Brenda Bage,...