Julie Dzerowicz

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Davenport

Julie Dzerowicz

Your member of parliament for


Davenport

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Meet Julie Dzerowicz

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On October 19, 2015, Julie Dzerowicz became the first female Member of Parliament for Davenport. Julie believes in the importance of engaging the community, listening to her constituents, and truly reflecting their priorities in her work at the House of Commons. She champions issues that are important to them – including the economy, immigration, gender equity, the environment, infrastructure, and the arts.

A leader in her community for decades, Julie brings extensive business and grassroots activism experience to her role as an MP. She is currently the Chair of the Canada-Brazil Friendship Group, Co-Chair of the Canada-Mexico Friendship Group, Vice-Chair of the Canada-Portugal Parliamentary Friendship Group, and Vice-Chair of the Canada-Ukraine Friendship Group. As Davenport is home to many talented artists, Julie was proud to become a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage in 2017.

Julie is a daughter of immigrants and has a personal appreciation for the value that immigrants bring to Canada. Her parents’ sacrifice contributed to her strong work ethic and belief in education. 52% of those in Davenport were born outside of Canada, so immigration and multiculturalism are important matters in the riding. Since early 2016, Julie has proudly served as Co-Chair of the Ontario Immigration Sub-Caucus, where she is a strong advocate for increasing the number of skilled trade workers with an a clear pathway to citizenship, finding solutions to the skilled non-status / undocumented workers in Canada, increasing the number of privately sponsored refugees (i.e. changing government policy that government moves away from publicly sponsored refugees to private and/or hybrid), and resolving the long-standing claims of legacy refugees. She was previously appointed to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, which focused on issues such as family reunification, refugees, and immigration consultants. In 2017, her Private Member’s Bill M-126 to declare the month of June as Portuguese Heritage Month and June 10 as Portugal Day was passed unanimously in the House of Commons. It is currently awaiting Senate approval.

Gender equity at every level is a key priority for Julie. She is the Chair of Increasing Women’s Participation in the Workforce for Women’s Caucus, and has also served on the Special Parliamentary Committee on Pay Equity that produced a report called “It’s Time to Act” calling for urgent and immediate need for full pay equity at the national level. Julie has advocated for and does all she can to empower women in society and politics – representing Canada at a number of international meetings including the UN Commission on the Status of Women session in New York and the ParlAmericas Women’s Empowerment gathering held in Argentina. Recently, the Hon. Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance, held a pre-Budget 2018 consultation on gender equity in Toronto, where Julie was invited to participate.

Julie has spent over 20 years in business and in senior level positions, particularly in banking, investment banking, and biotech. She also has experience in Ontario politics as a senior level staffer, and as the Vice-Chair of the Platform Committee where she was instrumental in developing the 2011 provincial Liberal policy platform.

A passionate environmentalist and advocate for education, Julie co-founded Project Neutral and was a founding board member of JUMP Math. Julie completed her MBA at the University of British Columbia, and her Bachelor of Commerce at McGill University. She also studied abroad at the London Business School and the Institut Commercial de Nancy. Julie speaks conversational Spanish and French, and is working on her Portuguese!

 

No dia 19 de Outubro de 2015, Julie Dzerowicz tornou-se a primeira Deputada Federal fêmea no distrito eleitoral de Davenport, Toronto. Ela tem ampla experiência como líder, tanto no setor público como no setor privado. Esta experiência, junto com a sua vontade de facilitar a evolução e melhoria da sua comunidade, faz com que a Julie seja uma deputada muito dedicada não só ao seu distrito eleitoral, mas também ao seu pais.

Sendo filha de pais imigrantes, Julie percebe intimamente os desafios que os imigrantes canadianos enfrentam. Por isso, ela é um membro do “Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration” e é uma das presidentes do “Ontario Immigration Sub-Caucus”. Nestas capacidades, Julie continua a empenhar a sua voz e advocacia no Parlamento Canadiano para melhorar e fortalecer os processos de imigração no Canada. Mas acima de tudo, o sacrifício dos seus pais fez com que a Julie percebesse o verdadeiro valor de esforço, perseverança e gratidão, valores que ela prioriza e emprega no seus trabalhos comunitários.

Agora, como Deputada Federal, ela é Presidente do Comitê Parlamentar que se dirige à participação das mulheres nas empresas Canadianas, do Grupo Parlamentar de Amizade Canadá-México e do Grupo Parlamentar de Amizade Canadá-Brazil. Julie também é vice-presidente do Grupo Parlamentar de Amizade Canadá-Portugal, e o Grupo Parlamentar Canada-Ucrânia.

Antes de ser eleita, Julie foi a Diretora de Planeamento Estratégico e Comunicação para uma grande instituição de finanças canadiano. Ela também foi uma executiva política para um Ministre do Governo Provincial do Ontario e a Vice-Presidente de Política para o Partido Liberal do Ontario. Durante o seu tempo com o Partido Liberal, Julie organizou conferências com lideres internacionais, nacionais e locais e foi gerente de varias campanhas políticas. Ela tem 20 anos de experiência com ativismo em justiça social e assuntos ambientais. Em 2007, Julie co-fundou “Project Neutral”, um projeto que pretende reduzir o uso de carbon e as emissões de combustíveis nos bairros canadianos. Além de tudo isto, Julie foi um membro de “JUMP” uma organização sem fins lucrativos dedicado ao ensino de matemática aos estudantes com ansiedade, para ajudá-los a atingir o máximo do seu potential académico.

Ao longo dos anos, Julie tem promovido discursos públicos sobre política Canadiana, e coordenado reuniões na sua própria casa com membros da sua rede social e a sua comunidade para discutir os problemas que existem na comunidade de Davenport, e gerar soluções colaborativos.