2022 Winnipeg Election Results
Candidate in the Winnipeg - 5 Trustee Candidates race.
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Liz Jackimec - Winnipeg - 5
What got you into politics?
I have spent years volunteering on parent councils and community centre boards. Now that my children are older I want to continue to be able to advocate for the families and children in my community. School trustee seemed like the natural next step.
What experience will you bring to compliment your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee)?
In my 14 years on parent councils I have had experience with policies at division level and individual school level. In my role as President of the Valour Community Centre board I have developed policies and put them in place. I am on the South Valour Residents Association which has given me experience in communicating with area residents.
All of this has given me the opportunity to really listen to what people and families want and need. The ability to really hear people and then advocate for what they tell me is an important part of being a school trustee
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?
I plan to advocate for universal meal plans in all our schools, more funding for mental health supports, more funding for EA hours. I will also be advocating to continue policy development and implementation on making sure that schools are a safe and healthy place for all students regardless of their race, gender, religion or sexual orientation.
I feel strongly about these subjects because my family has had need of mental health support in school and due to budget cuts the school had no guidance counsellor. My daughter has friends who are transgender and I believe they should feel safe accepted at school. Lunch programs should be free. The division should find and pay people to supervise lunch hours. It is not realistic or fair to tell families that their children must go to school and then tell them that they have to pay for them to stay at school for lunch. Most families don’t have the option of having their children come home at lunch.
Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?
If I am elected as trustee for Ward 5 I will listen to what the families and community members have to say.
As a trustee I will bring board experience and the ability to advocate for people, but most importantly I will bring a passion for helping to make our schools great!
News that mentions Liz Jackimec
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October 5, 2022
Winnipeg Free Press - ...Glover. Ward 5 (one to be elected): Noor Ali, Angela Anderson Johnson, Dante Aviso, Colin Cherpako, Joshua Fidelak, Kevin Freedman, Jesse Gair, Liz Jackimec, Omar Rahimi. Ward 6 (one to be elected): Jamie Bonner, Perla Javate, Luanne Karn. Ward 8 (one to be elected): Patrick Allard, Betty Edel, Laurie...