2021 ward métis
City Council candidate

Join us in our goal to elect Liz John-West
to Edmonton City Council
for Ward Métis.

2021 ward métis City Council candidate

Join us in our goal to elect Liz John-West
to Edmonton City Council for
Ward Métis.

Liz John-West Platform

My Core Values
01

Living Matters

We all should be connected to our community. Let’s make it a place where our voices and concerns are heard by City Council and every neighbourhood is a great place to work and live.

Liz will make sure that:
- The safety concerns around vacant and derelict housing are being addressed effectively.
- There are good opportunities for home-based businesses and entrepreneurs.
- We create urban green spaces that truly connect residents to the environment.
- Neighbourhood infrastructure, playgrounds and other public spaces are accessible and safe for all.

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02

Promises Matter

City Council and Administration must be accountable to residents, full transparency will foster confidence in Council’s decision-making.

Liz will highlight:
- Diversity and equity gaps in all City departments.
- Fair and affordable housing availability across the city.
- The impact of infill development in our neighbourhoods.
- Effective programs for businesses and entrepreneurs.
- A reporting structure that improves the communication between City Council, Administration and residents.
- Effectiveness and funding of existing Police Community Programs.

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My Core Values
03

Money Matters

The City budget is measured in billions of taxpayer dollars, so transparency matters. Spending processes that balance current needs with future goals, and that are built around complete accountability to residents need to be established.

Liz will assess:
- And ensure that affordable housing is a top priority for City Council.
- How much problem properties and derelict housing cost the city.
- Whether infrastructure funding for roads is properly allocated.
- How the City has managed the costs of the pandemic and supports for residents and businesses.
- The long-term public transportation plan and budget.

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values

My Platforms Core values

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Meet liz

why i'm running

"My career has been about helping people."

As the executive director of McDougall House, I created a women’s recovery program that helped those with substance abuse disorders to face their illness. As the program manager at Catholic Social Services of Alberta, I worked with different levels of government to create initiatives and negotiate contracts around gender based violence, homelessness and mental health and high risk youth. And as the regional service director of WJS Canada, I oversaw 80 staff and a budget of seven million to provide social services to children, youth, adults, and families. 

I feel it’s time to bring the skills I’ve developed over a thirty-year career home. I have lived in Ward Métis (what was formerly known as Ward 7) for three decades. It’s where I raised three daughters, discovered wonderful neighbours, and helped build a healthy and inspiring community.

I want Ward Métis to continue being a community that welcomes immigrants, just like my family. I want it to be a place where constituents feel their voices are heard by local government, infill developers, and park planners. And I want to represent those without a voice, who are at risk, who find themselves caught in unjust systems that keep them from thriving. “However, I can’t do it alone. I need your help. So let’s build together.” — LJW

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Meet liz

More about liz

Moving to Canada from India after Liz was born in 1970, Liz’s father —- Thomas John —  became a successful small business owner, opening a small neighbourhood grocery in Calgary selling Indian spices. As an adult, Liz moved to Edmonton to attend the University of Alberta, where she earned her bachelors in sociology. She went on to earn a masters in community development, and to build a multifaceted career in social services. 

Liz’s experiences working with at-risk youth, unhoused people, and those who suffer with mental illness and addiction have inspired her to challenge processes that put the vulnerable at a disadvantage, and to create just and compassionate systems in their place.

Liz and her husband Geoff have raised three daughters in the McCauley and Alberta Avenue neighbourhoods of Ward Métis. She says her daughters are her best teachers.

Liz’s extensive community and volunteering work includes:
- helping to raise $1 million to build Little Italy’s Giovanni Caboto Park 
- serving on the board of Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, representing 13 community leagues working to build engaging and connected neighbourhoods.
- sitting on the Alberta Avenue Community League board, co-leading the park naming project which will honour missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.

Friend

Lawrence Brown

Being a neighbor of Liz for over 10 years, I have found that she treats her neighbours just as she would want to be treated. She always goes out of her way during the holiday seasons, and taking care of anything we need when we are away.
co-worker

Alexandra Jordan

"Working with Liz I have came to see her incredible work ethic, organization, and persistence to get things right. I fully believe Liz would be an excellent candidate for the city council."
manager

Michael Harrington

"Liz has a genuine caring character to her. She always puts others concerns before hers, and seeks to ensure that everyone is happy, no matter what she is doing."
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latest articles, And Updates From Liz Platform & Her 2021 Campaign.

Throughout the year of 2021, I will be covering current events, local legislation, and putting forth my voice and core values on what I believe city council should adopt for this years municipal election.

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latest articles, And Updates From Liz Platform & Her 2021 Campaign.

Throughout the year of 2021, I will be covering current events, local legislation, and putting forth my voice and core values on what I believe city council should adopt for this years municipal election.

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"When we work to elevate the marginalized, we are in fact elevating all of society."LJW
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