Election 2014: Council candidate Justin Stephenson

City of Victoria: Stephenson, Justin - council candidate

  • Nov. 6, 2014 1:00 p.m.

Justin Stephensen - council candidate

Bio

Justin, 52, grew up in Victoria. He has a science degree and an MBA in international business. Like many Victorians, he left Victoria for much of his business career and followed the job market (to London, England and Vancouver) before returning home to downtown Victoria with his wife.

His career and most of his community service has been in the healthcare and biomedical sectors. A large part of this was as managing partner of the RBC Capital Partners Life Sciences Fund. Despite a demanding career Justin has always made community service a priority. He started off fundraising door to door for several health-related charities and later sat on the boards of the Canadian Cancer Society (for five years) and Inspire Health Integrative Cancer Care.

He was a community advisor for The Victoria Foundation (until end 2013), winning the ‘Outstanding Community Leadership Award’ in 2012.

He is passionate about the importance of secure and affordable housing for everyone and finding innovative ways to achieve this goal. He is currently board chair of the newly formed Vancouver Island Community Investment Co-Operative which aims to address this challenge by providing financing for new affordable rental housing and new and existing enterprises in the region which have a good likelihood of generating new jobs.

 

Why should I vote for you?

Vote for Justin Stephenson if accountability, budget sense and responsible use of taxpayers’ money and caring, community building are important to you. With 30 years experience in business, team building and a strong track record in community service, I will bring a unique skill set to city hall.

 

Your main goal if elected?

Bring all levels of government, the business community and non-profit societies to the table to address homelessness, replace aging infrastructure and to build a more resilient community including new job creation and local food security for our future and that of our children and grandchildren.

Website: www.justinstephenson.ca

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