Warren Koch

Federal Council - Saskatchewan


Hello, my name is Warren Koch and I am looking to serve as your Saskatchewan Federal Council Representative. The values of the Green Party resonate with my core being. I ran federally as a candidate in 2015 and helped establish the DMCR Federal Green Party Association, where I have served as CEO since its founding.

I serve the public as a General Duty Nurse at the La Ronge Health Centre since the completion of my baccalaureate of science degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 2011. In nursing school I had the privilege to serve on the board of SIAST (now Saskatchewan Polytechnic). This provided a new perspective to post-secondary governance, corporate structure, programming and curriculums for many professions. Shortly after I completed licensing exams for Registered Nursing and Registered Psychiatric Nursing I joined our local union executive, where I was elected to local president and then further to our provincial union negotiations committee. Serving in the union and participating in national and provincial labour conferences has deepened and broadened my understanding of occupational health and safety, collective bargaining, and labour relations issues.

With hard work I was elected to our professional association and regulatory body. I served for seven years on council, including the role of president. I also served for two years as Saskatchewan representative on the Canadian Nurses Association board. My terms completed in May and June of 2021. Serving on our national and provincial nursing boards during the pandemic was not an easy task, as I distinctly remember how life changed in March of 2020. As governors of our profession we worked closely with governments, employers, unions, and the public. The need for adaptation to a new world and new way of business became evident. I desire to apply this experience and knowledge to Federal Council.

I live in Treaty Six with my partner of ten years and our three children. We are developing our French and Cree abilities. I also officiate hockey and football, which has helped me learn to keep a level head when emotions run high on the frontlines of our public healthcare system.