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My name is Gabrielle Battiste & I am working to be your City Councillor for the new O-day'min ward in Edmonton. 

I'm asking for your vote and your support as I meet with each of you to listen to your concerns, wants and needs.

I will work hard to meet with as many individuals and local business owners in my ward as I can, and, if elected I will work harder to keep your trust, respect and faith as I represent your issues.

Our Ward is at the Heart of the City of Edmonton. We work hard, we play hard and we support one another. 

Deeply Invested:

  • I own my home in our community
  • I am a lawyer with my own law firm and consulting company in our community
  • I am a mother to a millennial student attending school in our community
  • Married to the love of my life
  • Have wonderful neighbours 
  • Dog & Cat Owner, Mountain Biker, Skiier, Slogger (slow jogger), Kayaker

Experienced & Qualified:

  • 25-year lawyer who has worked across all three prairie provinces (MB, SK, AB)
  • Current consultant to city & rural councillors on governance, oversight, transparency, accountability, fiscal responsibility, citizen engagement, policy & bylaws
  • Board Member of Coalition for Canadian Police Reform to create a Professional Police College
  • Former Edmonton Police Commission Executive Director who fought for change
  • Former AB Environmental Monitoring (AEMERA) & Alberta Environment & Parks General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer
  • Former AB Oil & Gas & Federal Credit Union banking executive 
  • Current Board Chair of Autism Edmonton
  • Current CIVIDA (former Capital Region Housing) Board Member
  • Former Community League Vice-President & Member of Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues
  • Devoted Volunteer
  • Lived Experience

Every person is unique in their struggles and their accomplishments. As I meet each of you, I look forward to listening to you and learning from you - because YOU are what makes O-day'min the Heart of Edmonton and my purpose is to serve you. 

~ Gabrielle


We respectfully acknowledge that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway, Saulteaux, Anishinaabe, Inuit, and many others whose histories, languages, and cultures continue to influence our vibrant communities.




Community of Care

Engaging You in Your Future

  • Increasing community safety
  • Infill with community respect
  • Preserving Green Space
  • Supporting our vulnerable
  • Connected neighbourhood design
  • 15 minute communities
  • Community integrated policing
  • Empowering social service intervention
  • Heritage home preservation
  • Accessible community amenities
  • Actively engaged community associations

PROVIDE YOUR Community of Care Suggestions

  • Active Community Engagement
  • Transparent Decision-Making
  • COVID Recovery
  • Achievable Strategies
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Protecting Heritage Trees
  • Active & Healthy Community Members
  • Family First Focus
  • Environmentally Friendly Focus
  • Supporting our Oil & Gas Sector 

PROVIDE YOUR Engagement Preferences

Supporting Local & Small Business

Value for Taxes

  • Vibrant Downtown - Live, Work, Play
  • Repurposed Office Space
  • Leverage Made-in-Edmonton Solutions
  • Support Technology & Innovation
  • Red Tape Reduction 
  • Enhanced Commercial Rental Opportunities
  • Change the Way We Work


  • Easily Understood Service Levels
  • Better Big Project Oversight
  • Cost Containment
  • Transparent Budgets
  • Better Employee Allocation Across Departments
  • Process Efficiencies
  • Performance Management

PROVIDE YOUR Value for Taxes Feedback!


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Housing & Safety

March 18, 2021

  Gabrielle Battiste, O-day'min City Council Candidate, visits Edmonton's Camp Pekiwewin site to review the housing crisis, community safety, what happens next when the Shaw Centre shelter closes and what we need to do moving forward for prevention.  VIDEO  

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February 13, 2021

I'm wearing red today to raise awareness for women’s heart health! Did you know that women experience heart disease, like a heart attack, differently than men, and half the time their symptoms go unrecognized? That heart disease and stroke is the #1 cause of premature...

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