Saskatoon West Candidates Respond to Supporting Core Communities through the Housing Crisis

“You plant the seed, you may not see the bloom, but you helped plant that seed for their future.” – Laverne

Laverne has been an essential part of Quint since it was created. She is a founding board member of Quint, and one of the reasons the organization has the pulse and impact it does today.

As a lifelong resident of Pleasant Hill and many years of community organizing in the core neighbourhoods,  Laverne’s leadership was an instrumental part of the vision that led to the formation of Quint. As a member of the founding Board, Laverne helped ensure that the foundation of Quint was solid with a clear strategic plan and policies that have shaped the organization as it developed in the early years.

The federal election is Monday, September 20th 2021.

The federal government creates laws, and manages programs and services that affect your country and community. Voting in the federal election is choosing the member of parliament who will represent your voice in these important decisions.

We took the time to ask each Saskatoon West Candidate on how they are going to support the core communities housing crisis. Only the Green Party of Canada and the New Democratic Party responded. 

Saskatoon West Candidate Responses

Kevin Boychuk, People’s Party of Canada (no response)

Robert Doucette, New Democratic Party – Click here for response

Dave Greenfield, Green Party of Canada – Click here for response

Ruben Rajakumar, Liberal Party of Canada (no response)

Brad Redekopp, Conservative Party of Canada (no response)

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Contact Kayla at Quint, and she can help you make your voting plan!

306 978 4041 ext. 234

As the organization continued to grow, Laverne’s position evolved into the  Director of Operations but she continued to oversee and guide the affordable housing program. She is also one of our main social function organizers ensuring that we maintain a strong and cohesive staff team/family, something that she prides herself on. She has worked hard to make sure staff feel included, heard and part of the decision making process within the organization.

Laverne also played a large role in organizing Quint’s community events, what she calls “the fun work”. This included launching and planning the annual Our Core Communities Shine events, numerous community BBQ’s, and anniversary celebrations.

Laverne’s impact is throughout all aspects of Quint’s programming and practices. Her legacy will be that of dedication, compassion, and perseverance, always fighting for the good of her community and the people in it. On behalf of the Quint staff, board of directors and the community at large, Laverne we are so thankful for your leadership and vision to bring Quint to reality. Your contributions will continue to transcend the 26 years you have committed to our west side core communities and beyond.

Happy Retirement!