Elect Lawrence Badanai

Our children need a new voice, a strong champion to promote their interests & advance their goals.

Badanai Trustee Candidate

Our children need a new voice, a strong champion, to promote their interests & advance their goals. That’s why I’m running for Trustee of the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board. I’m passionate about education & providing children with the support & resources they require to achieve their fullest potential.

Creative Leadership

Creative leadership is a universally sought after skill. It’s crucial to the success of individuals, teams and even corporations. I am a creative leader and a community arts educator with my wife Candi where we empower children with confidence through the performance arts. One of the best things we can do for our children is to foster a creative learning environment where students feel free to express themselves.

Leader in Privacy & Communications

I work in health care as a Privacy & Communications Officer (Northwest Health Alliance) & previously was a Corporate Communications & New Media Consultant (North West LHIN). I am a highly motivated professional with a proven record of accomplishments in planning and leading comprehensive communications strategies in support of organizational goals and objectives within numerous industries including corporate, Government, Health Care, First Nations, and non-profit organizations.

Community Building

The latest Pastoral Letter for Catholic Education stated that Trustees “ are entrusted with the profound responsibility of stewardship of the mission of Catholic education.” Together we need to renew the great promise of Catholic Education, and be reminded that we bring particular gifts and charisms that are responsive to the signs of our times. Together we can build a community that build relationships, encourages engagement and instills hope.

A Younger Voice

Although having children currently attending school should not be a condition to serve as a school board trustee, I believe that it is necessary to have that perspective at the board table. I will bring a fresh perspective to the table, that of a parent with a young child to the discussions at hand. I believe I can relate to the daily concerns and tribulations of young families and will seek to learn from others and hear their stories. As a father of a young child, I'm excited for the opportunity to bring a younger voice to the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board.

Support for all Students

All students should have an opportunity to succeed in their educational pursuits. Working together we can make our Catholic school communities places of accessibility, inclusion, & sharing. From mental health to special needs, every student's individual requirements should to be listened to with an open heart and ear to assist them and their families.

Rejoice Catholic Education

The Catholic School System is distinct from the public secular school system. The Thunder Bay Catholic School Board school’s foster spirituality and produce top academic and community-minded graduates.. We need to rejoice and be thankful for what we have while also celebrating what we can do moving forward. We need to continue to share what makes us unique and strengthen support of Catholic education.

News

News and articles from the campaign trail for Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board Trustee.

Rain or Shine!

Rain or shine the work continues on the campaign trail for Trustee of the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board. My campaign manager (Miss Emmy, as seen in the top image) supervised my work this evening. She enjoyed pointing out all the different colours on the election signs.

“Our children need a new voice, a strong champion, to promote their interests & advance their goals. I’d be honoured to have your support” ~ Lawrence Badanai

Placing lawn signs…

On the campaign trail tonight and placing some lawn signs on supporter’s lawns. Still more to drop off and thank you to everyone who has graciously offered to take one… I will see you soon if I haven’t got one yet.

Please let me know if you wish to have a lawn sign to show your support and that of Catholic education in Thunder Bay.

This past week many parents have shared some touching stories with me. I promise to represent you and your children’s concerns and ensure you all have a voice at the table.

“Our children need a new voice, a strong champion, to promote their interests & advance their goals. I’d be honoured to have your support” ~ Lawrence Badanai

Thunder Bay & District Labour Council Survey

School Board Survey
from the Thunder Bay & Distrct Labour Council

Survey Answered by: Lawrence Badanai
Candidate for Trustee of the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board

1- What particular skills do you bring to the role of Trustee?

Our children need a new voice, a strong champion, to promote their interests and advance their goals, that’s why I’m running for Trustee of the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board. I am a father of a three year old daughter, Emmy, and I am passionate about education & providing children with the support & resources they require to achieve their fullest potential.

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