OneCity Vancouver Candidates for the 2022 Municipal Election Skip navigation

Meet The Candidates

We’re thrilled to introduce our 12 outstanding candidates for Vancouver’s upcoming municipal election! Please meet these dedicated Vancouverites already doing the work in their communities — now running with Christine Boyle & the OneCity team!

Thank you so much to everyone who put their name forward for nomination. Together we can make sure these folks will lead Vancouver and provide the bold solutions this city urgently needs.

This was the most competitive nomination process our party has ever had, we more than tripled our membership and a huge majority of our members voted. We know the entire OneCity team is excited to introduce these candidates to Vancouverites!

City Council

Christine Boyle
Christine Boyle
Christine Boyle (she/her) is the leading progressive voice on Council since she was elected with OneCity in 2018. Boyle has championed the city’s Climate Emergency Action Plan, the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and expanding non-market, co-op and rental housing across Vancouver.
Matthew Norris
Matthew Norris
Matthew Norris (he/him) is the president of the Urban Native Youth Association, which provides programming for Indigenous youth and their families. Norris brings years of policy experience with the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and as an Indigenous delegate to the United Nations. He is Nehithaw and a proud member of Lac La Ronge First Nation.
Ian Cromwell
Ian Cromwell
Ian Cromwell (he/him) is a health economist at the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health, where he provides advice to healthcare decision-makers to ensure the best use of public resources. Cromwell is a classically-trained violinist and founder of Locals Lounge, a grassroots incubator for Vancouver’s music community.
Iona (思穎) Bonamis
Iona (思穎) Bonamis
Iona (思穎) Bonamis (she/her) works for the City of Vancouver as a senior transportation planner, with a Masters of Science in Community and Regional Programming from UBC and more than 13 years experience as an urban planner. Bonamis is a small business owner and a Vancouver-born, first-generation Chinese-Canadian who speaks fluent Cantonese.

School Board

Jennifer Reddy
Jennifer Reddy
Jennifer Reddy (she/her) is a determined advocate for access and equity as a OneCity Trustee, working to establish safe school streets, remove police from schools and prevent the sale of public land. Reddy holds a Masters in Social Policy and Development from the London School of Economics.  
Kyla Epstein
Kyla Epstein
Kyla Epstein (she/her) is a former chair of the Vancouver Public Library and past director with the BC Library Trustees Association. Epstein was a co-founder of OneCity, and has been on a Parent Advisory Council Executive for more than 10 years.    
Krista Sigurdson
Krista Sigurdson
Krista Sigurdson (she/her) served as executive on the Vancouver District Parent Advisory Council, and is a regular correspondent on CBC’s parent panel. Sigurdson teaches sociology at UBC, and is on the Parent Advisory Council for her childrens’ school in the Downtown Eastside.
Gavin Somers
Gavin Somers
Gavin Somers (they/them) is the education director for Out In Schools, an award-winning 2SLGBTQIA+ education program that offers workshops in schools across British Columbia. Somers is currently on parental leave with their first child.   
Rory Brown
Rory Brown
Rory Brown (he/him) is the former president of the Vancouver Secondary Teachers Association and served on the executive of the BC Teachers Federation. Brown taught high school in Vancouver for 15 years before joining the BCIT Department of Mechanical Engineering.  

Park Board

Tiyaltelut Kristen Rivers
Tiyaltelut Kristen Rivers
Tiyaltelut Kristen Rivers (she/her) is an elected councillor for the Squamish Nation. Rivers serves on the board of Nch’ḵay̓ Corporation, the Nation’s economic development arm, and is pursuing her Masters of Business Administration at SFU. 
Serena Jackson
Serena Jackson
Serena Jackson (they/them) is the co-chair of Vancouver’s 2SLGBTQ+ Advisory Committee. Jackson works as a case manager for at-risk youth at Pacific Community Resource Society where they support young people with transitioning into adulthood.  
Caitlin Stockwell
Caitlin Stockwell
Caitlin Stockwell (she/her) Caitlin Stockwell is a lawyer at First Peoples Law, where she supports the work of Indigenous Peoples in advancing their rights and upholding Indigenous laws and governance. Stockwell has a background in environmental law and holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Victoria.