Janis Irwin is passionate about communities, education, and social justice. She’s a proven leader with extensive experience as a teacher, vice principal, university lecturer, and public servant. 

  • Janis currently works as Director, Stakeholder Relations, in the Office of the Premier of Alberta.

    Previously, she has worked with Alberta Education as Executive Director, High School Curriculum, and as a teacher and Vice Principal.

    Janis has a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Alberta, a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Calgary, and has completed coursework towards her PhD in secondary education at the University of Alberta.

  • As a long time resident of Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood, Janis is an advocate for active, engaged citizenship, Janis believes strongly in community involvement, having volunteered with a number of organizations, including

    Arts on the Ave.  •  Boyle McCauley News Society  •  Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers  •  Highlands Historical Society  •  Homeward Trust  •  Somali Canadian Women and Children Association, and more

  • Janis showed her commitment to building community through a hard-fought run as a candidate in the riding of Edmonton Griesbach during the 2015 federal election, where she knocked on tens of thousands of doors. At every chance she gets, Janis works to engage women in politics by encouraging them to run for office and actively supporting them in their campaigns.

Our Campaign Needs Your Help

Only residents of Alberta are able to donate. Donations to nomination contestants are tax receipt-able. Any donation to the Janis Irwin nomination campaign will count towards your $4000 annual limit for political donations in Alberta.


Join the NDP to vote for Janis Irwin.

Anyone aged 14 or older who is a resident of Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood can become a member of the Alberta NDP and vote for Janis at the nomination meeting. If you live in these neighbourhoods you live in Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood:

Alberta Avenue  •  Bellevue  •  Boyle Street  •  Cromdale  •  Delton  •  Eastwood  •  Elmwood Park  •  Highlands  •  McCauley  •  Montrose  •  Newton  •  Parkdale  •  Riverdale  •  Virginia Park

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