Lisa Lachance, NDP Candidate, Halifax Citadel-Sable Island
Lisa has focused on community building and economic development throughout her life. For over 30 years, she has been active with organizations such as Bryony House, Phoenix Youth Programs, Stepping Stone, PTAs, and School Advisory Committees. After earning two degrees at Dal, she started her career in Ottawa with the federal government, working on international human rights and Indigenous policy. In 2008, Lisa took her experience to the Nova Scotia Department of Finance. Since then, she has managed a youth mental health network at Dalhousie, and started her own business while raising her family. She is also a PhD candidate in Health studying mental health services. Lisa is a #hockeygoaliemom and loves exploring the
Nova Scotia outdoors with her family.
Why am I running?
I am driven to achieve results and I know how to make systems work – in government, in community and in small business. At the same time, my career has been marked by a deep commitment to community engagement to learn and plan from all perspectives. I am keen to bring this approach and skill to represent you in Province House.
I know from personal experience what happens when systems fail families. As a daughter and a mother, I have fought for access to health care and inclusive education in this province. When the government lets families through the cracks, strong families are made vulnerable and struggling families fall further behind. It doesn’t have to be like this.
As we come out of this public health crisis, Halifax Citadel-Sable Island is well placed to move forward. We have historic neighbourhoods, an amazing downtown, unique public spaces, and a world-renowned waterfront that is our Main Street.
Building on these assets and more, we need to:
Build and maintain affordable and accessible housing development so that our communities continue to be welcoming, diverse, and accessible
Develop sustainable environmental practices - in all sectors -
Advance reconciliation with Indigenous communities, action against anti-Black racism, and social justice for all.
Transform Long Term Care now, ensuring seniors have access, choice and safety.
Ensure affordable, accessible, quality early childhood learning and childcare to give our children the best start in life, and support parents to study and work.
Provide ongoing support for business growth in downtown Halifax.