Ellisa Calder bio

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Ellisa was raised in Kelowna, the daughter of a small business owner and hobby farmer. Her passion for the land began at home and was ignited as a young adult through her work with the Return of the Peregrine Falcon initiative. She left Kelowna after high school to attend Simon Fraser University and has called Vancouver home ever since.

She works as an IT Consultant for locally-owned Habanero Consulting Group. Before that she worked for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. Her education and work life have been dedicated to creating exceptional workplace experiences, first in HR and now in IT.

Ellisa is a lot like you; her interest in politics is a personal one. The accelerated pace of change and threat posed to communities by globalization, drove her to get involved and represent the voice of her peers, her generation, and her daughter’s future. She is honoured and excited to accept the nomination to run for MLA in Vancouver-Kingsway.

Ellisa is passionate about her community and loves welcoming people into her home, a quality her husband shares. As avid outdoor athletes, they spend their weekends with their young daughter, exploring the ecological, recreational, and cultural gems Vancouver offers. Ellisa’s recent volunteer work for the Power To Be Charity and the Special Olympics Canada Summer Games is related to accessibility in sport.

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