Meet Janet


Like you, I want the best for my family.

I want Calgary to be a national leader in driving innovative solutions that foster job creation and sustainable economic growth. But I also want to contribute to a compassionate city: one that adequately and appropriately helps families in need when they’re faced with challenges outside their control.

I believe that if we work hard — using our hands, brains and hearts — we can weather the economic challenges our city is currently facing and come out the other side stronger and more resilient.

If I have the honour to represent the citizens of Ward 11 and the City of Calgary, I will work hard to foster a world-class city that attracts the same entrepreneurial spirit on which Calgary is founded. It’s what brought my parents to Calgary to raise a family, and it’s why I choose to stay here with mine.

I am running for City Council because I want my daughters to grow up in a city that considers their future when making decisions. I want sustainable planning, investments in families, and dynamic communities today so they can stay in Calgary and be active participants in the future economic, environmental and social vibrancy of their city.

I believe that a responsive, responsible municipal government can get us there.

I am ready to work with and for you to make it happen.


Born and Raised in the Southwest

I am a working mom with two young daughters, ages 3 and 6.  I was born and raised in Calgary’s southwest, and I'm very happy to be raising my own kids in the communities that I know so well.  My husband Steve and I moved to Lakeview in the fall of 2013, but I'm no stranger to the neighbourhood.  I attended French Immersion at Bishop Pinkham, then went on to graduate from Western Canada High School.  

Following a year of working in the Rockies, I earned a degree in International Development from the University of Guelph.  After graduation, I returned to Calgary and worked in Human Resources and Employee Relations at Shaw Communications for three years.

For the last 7 years, I have worked for Vibrant Communities Calgary, a local non-profit organization that works to reduce poverty in Calgary through systems and policy change.  I support business, other non-profits, Government and community volunteers to raise awareness of the root causes of poverty and advance solutions that address this immensely complex issue.  

As a married, working mom of two beautiful girls, I dedicate my spare time to my family.  You will most often see us taking a walk through Weaselhead, greeting dogs at the dog park, going for a paddle on the reservoir or hanging out at the Heritage Park bakery.



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