Stéphanie's bio

Stéphanie Plante was elected Councillor of Rideau Vanier in November 2022.

She ran on a platform dedicated to addressing the lack of affordable and permanent housing, community safety and wellbeing, and local solutions to the climate crisis.

Stéphanie is from Tecumseh, Ontario. Her mother is Swiss German and her father was Quebecois from Valleyfield. She is fluent in French and English, and is always trying to improve her German.

She holds a BA and MA in Political Science from the University of Windsor.

She has lived in Ottawa since 2004. The first place that she lived in Ottawa was in Vanier, and she has lived in Ward 12 since then! She currently lives with her family in Sandy Hill.

Stéphanie is Vice-Chair of the Built Heritage Committee and sits on the Community Services Committee, the Emergency Preparedness and Protective Services Committee, the Board of the Ottawa Community Housing Corporation, and the Shaw Centre Board of Directors. She is a non-voting observer on the ByWard Market District Authority.

Stéphanie cares deeply about walkable, safe and green neighbourhoods, and ensuring that our spaces are welcoming for everyone. In 2020, in consultation with Inuit and First Nations communities, Stéphanie led the naming of the Annie Pootoogook Park and oversaw the first celebration of World Inuit Day. She worked closely with public health outreach to assist with the pandemic response in Rideau-Vanier. In 2017 she acted as a gestational surrogate for a gay couple as she believes LGBTQIA+ rights are human rights.

She is a voracious reader and loves walking her dog, Diego through the beautiful parks in Ward 12. When she really needs to relax, she likes to catch up on Ru Paul’s Drag Race or Tout le monde en parle.

Stéphanie at her swearing-in ceremony in November, 2022

Stéphanie Plante with Mayor Mark Sutcliffe at her swearing-in ceremony in November 2022

Updated Phone Hours

My office accepts incoming telephone phone calls, Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays from 10am to 3pm. Outside of those times we are concentrating on resident case and city policy work. Email is welcomed at anytime at Stephanie.plante@ottawa.ca. Thank you.