Stéphanie first moved to Ottawa to work for her local Member of Parliament and fell in love with the nation’s capital. She worked at Elections Canada for many years, helping to organize elections all over the country, and participated in many election observation missions around the globe. She taught a course on Municipal Governance at the University of Ottawa and is on leave from the Government of Canada.
Stéphanie has spent her entire career promoting and protecting our democratic institutions and infrastructure. She is passionate about her community and the well-being of those who need a helping hand. A resident of Ward 12 for almost 20 years and proud francophone, she has led committees and volunteered with numerous organizations including Twice Upon a Time, Action Sandy Hill, the Parent’s Council at Francojeunesse, Refugee613, Take Me Outside, Run Ottawa, Equal Voice, and others.
Stéphanie cares deeply about walkable, safe and green neighbourhoods, and ensuring that we have spaces and places where we can come together and enjoy our public spaces. In 2020, in consultation with Inuit and First Nations communities, Stéphanie spearheaded the naming of the Annie Pootoogook Park, while working closely with public health outreach to assist with the pandemic response in Rideau-Vanier.
Stéphanie believes that the most important issues and challenges facing our Ward are the shortage of family doctors, addressing our active and public transportation options, tackling climate change, increasing housing options and promoting La Francophonie. Stéphanie also believes it’s important to make sure that our public spaces reflect the heritage and history of our Ward, and that we honour deserving members of our community. She is ready to work with you to address these and other critical issues important to Rideau-Vanier.
Stéphanie has a Masters degree from the University of Windsor and lives in Sandy Hill with her family. In 2017 she acted as a gestational surrogate for a gay couple as she believes LGBTQIA+ rights are human rights. She is often seen walking her adorable schnauzer, Diego, with a Detroit Tigers hat on, having been born and raised in southwestern Ontario. Stéphanie knows absolutely nothing about the Tigers, or baseball in general, but invites you to reach out with any ideas to make Rideau-Vanier the best place to live in the nation’s capital.