Lisa Marie Barron is a School Board Trustee, community development specialist, and mother of two teenage children. As a long-time resident of Nanaimo–Ladysmith, and the traditional
territories of the Coast Salish People, Lisa Marie is a champion for social and environmental justice in our communities.
All of Lisa Marie’s work is deeply rooted in the
belief that when we take care of one another and the land we live on, we build healthier, happier, and more sustainable communities. She has served her community as a School Board Trustee since 2018 and has made sure students, and families, are always
put first. Lisa Marie saw how difficult the pandemic was for students. When they needed help the most, she fought for the safety and wellbeing of students, teachers, school staff, and families. Lisa Marie knows that alongside Jagmeet Singh and the NDP we must
keep fighting for young people and make sure they get the support they need to succeed as part of Canada’s COVID recovery.
In her work as a Youth and Family Navigator, Lisa Marie assists those struggling with addictions
– who have
been left behind by federal inaction to address the opioid crisis. Through Lisa Marie’s community development local business, she has worked alongside municipal governments and non-profits to better deliver resources to individuals experiencing
poverty, homelessness, mental illness, and addiction. She is always trying to find new ways to help people more, which is why she is currently defending her Master’s Degree in Community Development at the University of Victoria.
understands that social and climate justice must be built into everything we do. She is ready to fight for you in Ottawa and make sure the federal government protects our coasts from pipelines and invests in habitat restoration and protection. Lisa Marie grounds all her
work in her connection to the land and an understanding that we need to fight the climate crisis like the emergency it is, invest in a just transition for workers with good, sustainable jobs, and take meaningful steps towards reconciliation
alongside Indigenous peoples. Lisa Marie is ready to fight for you as your Member of Parliament.
Lisa Marie has brought dedication and passion to all her work. A former member of CUPE 606, she’s been an advocate for workers’ rights. She
has also served as Chair of the Education Committee and represents Nanaimo–Ladysmith as the Provincial Council Representative for the British Columbia School Trustee Association (BCSTA).