Jerry Toews

Jerry has worked in the Labour movement in Alberta for the last six years and is currently the Executive Liaison with the Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA), responsible for the Governance and Communications teams. He is committed to increasing progressive activity within union settings and ensuring that our public services remain strong. 

Prior to his work in Labour, Jerry was very active as an organizer with the NDP. He worked for four years on Parliament Hill for an NDP MP from BC as a Parliamentary Assistant. He also worked on a number of high profile local election campaign in various roles, including as campaign manager. He also served for one year as the Chief of Staff for the Alberta NDP caucus. In the 2015 provincial election, he acted as Director of Organization for Alberta’s NDP. 

During his time in Ottawa, Jerry’s MP was the critic for the environment and he worked very closely with many of the national environmental NGOs in creating significant legislation on the environment. While little of this legislation was ever enacted, that work certainly changed the conversation around the environment on a national level. Finding a just transition from a non-renewable to a sustainable basis for our economy was a major focus of their work. 

Jerry sits on the Advisory Committee for Next Up Edmonton, owns a 90-year-old house in Old Strathcona in Edmonton and is a red wine aficionado.