Hello Edmonton! My name is Diana Steele and I am running to be your next Mayor; the first female Metis Mayor.
I have been a steady community volunteer since I was a teenager and developed the understanding of the concept of giving back. Over the past 6 years I have dedicated myself to the community of Crestwood and surrounding areas. I am currently the President of Crestwood Community League, but have volunteered with the Festival of Trees, KidSport, Candy Cane Lane, created the nationally recognized fundraiser Soccer Balls for Syrians, and started a 50 person committee for grocery delivery to get food delivered to those quarantined or immunocompromised during covid.
Over the past 18 years I have run 3 of my own small businesses, taught business courses at NorQuest College and developed senior leadership policies for the Government of Alberta. Currently, I am enjoying my role with the Pilgrims Hospice, Edmonton’s first free standing residential hospice. I am also on contract with the Federal Government as a Designated Representative and I also substitute teach from time to time.
My education includes a Bachelor of Education, a Master’s Degree in Work, Organization and Leadership and a certificate in Organization Development Foundations from Queens University.
On a personal note, I am a mom to two boys; a pre-teen and a teen. When I have spare time, which admittedly isn't very often, you can probably find me shopping. I really miss spending time with friends and family at their homes or while supporting local business, but look forward to the days when we can all be together again.
We wish to acknowledge that the land on which we gather is Treaty 6 territory and a traditional meeting ground and home for many Indigenous Peoples, including Cree, Saulteaux, Niitsitapi (Blackfoot), Métis, and Nakota Sioux Peoples.