Kitchener—Conestoga

Stephanie Goertz is a natural-born leader who is not afraid to speak when she feels something needs to be said. A graduate of the University of Waterloo, she has over a decade of experience working to build vibrant, safe and sustainable communities.

Over the last eighteen years, Stephanie has focused her career and personal life on building healthier communities and businesses. Since becoming a mother and an entrepreneur she has worked as a consultant with hundreds of small businesses and not-for-profits with a focus on health, environment, technology and agriculture. Working with and learning from these people has given Stephanie the opportunity to better understand how we are all connected, and led her to the realization that in order to create better solutions we all need to be working together.

Stephanie’s unique career has led to opportunities with the Toronto Police Service, KW Mompreneurs and her own consultancy. Through these experiences, she has learned how to engage with diverse points of view, better understand people’s motivations, and connect with individuals on a human level. She prides herself on the ability to take seemingly disconnected information and ideas and motivate people to work together and find pragmatic solutions to our shared challenges.

Stephanie is passionate about issues including education, healthcare, poverty and inequality. She also plans to centre her campaign on the need to confront the climate crisis by creating high-quality green jobs and sustainable infrastructure.