Councillor Angela Girard

I would like to extend a heart-felt “Thank you” to the citizens of the City of North Vancouver. You believed in my abilities to serve you as Councillor over the next four years, and I am deeply humbled and grateful by the overwhelming support I received as a first-term councillor candidate. I promise to work hard for our community, and do my very best to serve all residents of this City.

Our City is vibrant, culturally diverse and economically thriving, with a shared prosperity in the arts, culture, community centres, library, green space and a vision towards more sustainable living. My husband Mark and I are proud to be raising our daughter Claudia in this beautiful City.

I believe we must continue to support and promote local businesses to keep our City’s economy prospering and creating good jobs. At the same time, we need to be creative at finding housing solutions for our seniors and young people, while addressing staff retention by making sure working professionals can continue to live here. We need to support families with young children by ensuring there is sufficient infant to school age childcare programs within our City by taking advantage of current provincial government funding in this regard. And finally, I believe our City needs to move forward with the recommendations and strategies set out in the INSTPP report (and encourage the other North Shore municipalities to do the same) to expand transit and mobility options on the North Shore to help reduce our traffic congestion.

During this term, I am committed to advocate for those whose issues are not being represented or heard; collaborate with others to find creative solutions in the best interest of our City; and continue building a community that respects diversity, values inclusivity, and ensures all feel welcome and heard. As your elected official, I am here to listen and am but a phone call away.


Biography

I am serving my first term on City Council.

I moved to Vancouver in 1993 to attend UBC and graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Ag. Economics). After moving to North Vancouver in 2002, I completed UBC’s Sauder School of Business Real Estate Division Managing Broker licensing course and established a strata management brokerage which served nearly 300 homeowners.

I later joined the Real Estate Council of British Columbia, during which time I completed the NCIT Basic Investigator and Enforcement training on Licensure, Enforcement & Regulation (Kentucky, USA). I investigated complaints and helped guide policy to protect the public with respect to rental and strata management services. I have solid expertise in budgeting and financial management, resolving disputes, understanding bylaws, and advocating on behalf of homeowners.

I currently provide contract support on a part-time basis to the Federation of Associations for Counselling Therapists in BC (FACTBC), which has a mandate to protect the public by working with the Provincial Government to regulate the counselling therapy profession by forming a College under BC’s Health Professions Act.

I am an active member in the community:

  • L’Arche Greater Vancouver – Director, Operations Board (offers homes and day programs for people, with and without disabilities, sharing life together)
  • Ridgeway Elementary School – PAC Fun Lunch Program Assistant
  • St. Paul’s Catholic Indian Church – Youth Coordinator and occasional pianist and psalmist
  • St. Edmund’s Elementary – Former Member, Parish Education Committee

I live in the Central Lonsdale area with my husband Mark and our daughter Claudia, who attends Ridgeway Elementary School.


Council Committees and Appointments

  • Advisory Design Panel
  • Finance Committee
  • North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission
  • Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel
  • Parks & Recreation Committee
  • Policy Committee
  • Social Planning Advisory Committee
  • Metro Vancouver Greater Vancouver Regional District Board of Directors, Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District Board and Greater Vancouver Water District Board (Alternate)
  • Acting Mayor: May - June
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