On October 19, 2015 Julie Dzerowicz became the first female Member of Parliament for the Davenport riding. With her extensive experience as a leader in both the public and private sectors, as well as her dedication to striving for positive social change in her community, Julie is committed to representing her constituents in Parliament, and advocating for viable solutions to the challenges they face.
For three years prior to being elected as the Member of Parliament for Davenport, Julie put her McGill MBA to work at a large Canadian financial institution where she worked as the Director for Strategic Planning and Communication. She also previously served as Chief of Staff to a former Ontario Canadian cabinet minister, as well as dedicating three years to the Ontario Liberal Party as the Vice President Policy. During her time with the Liberal Party Julie organized conferences with international, national, and local thought leaders, worked tirelessly to develop policy, and both assisted with and managed provincial and federal leadership campaigns.
Julie has over 20 years of experience in grassroots activism on a variety of social justice and environmental issues. Most notably, in 2007 Julie co-founded Project Neutral, an organization striving to create carbon neutral neighbourhoods by helping households track, compare and ultimately reduce greenhouse gas emissions. She also served as board member for JUMP Math, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping students overcome their math anxiety and to reach their full academic potential. As well, prior to its closing, Julie served as a member of the Community Advisory Board for the Doctor’s Hospital, which served the local community near Kensington Market. Through these efforts she has been fighting to create positive change in and around her community and to design new and innovative ways to address the issues her fellow community members face.
Julie also has a long history of working to promote public discourse, running a political salon out of her home for almost 5 years in order to bring together members of her extended network to discuss relevant political issues and brainstorm solutions.
As a child of immigrant parents, Julie understands the challenges that immigrants to Canada face, As such, she continues to lend her voice to similar newcomers within her riding when advocating to Parliament. However, above all else her parents’ sacrifice instilled values of commitment, hard work and gratitude in her, values which she continues to bring to her work every day in representing and working for her community.
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