Laura Thibert

My Story

I have a deeply rooted commitment to Edmonton and the community in which I was born and raised. Over the years I have worked in local business, served on school and community councils and developed relationships with business and not-for-profit organizations which have given me a first-hand view of the advantages that come with a Catholic education.  

After graduating from St. Francis Xavier high school, I earned a Management Degree in Voluntary Sector Management – Non Profit Agency Management from MacEwan University. I believe in life-long learning and I am currently working towards a Leadership and Management Certificate through the Faculty of Business at Athabasca University. 


Following many years managing local retail businesses, I now collaborate with my husband as an owner/operator of a growing and successful carpentry business. Together with our four children and family dog, we maintain a strong presence in community development.


As a family we strive to strengthen our community ties. I have been involved as a representative on the School Advisory Councils, serving 4 years as President to the commencement of my first term as a Trustee for Edmonton Catholic Schools.

 

In this role, I have served on several internal and external committees including the Board of Directors of the Alberta Catholic School Trustees’ Association and the Newman Theological College Senate.  I have served as Chair and       Vice-Chair of the Board and as Chair of the Board’s Planning Committee. I have also served on committees for public engagement, policy and board development, audit and finance and a variety of ad-hoc committees including.


I was elected for my first term as an Edmonton Catholic School Board of Trustee for Ward 77, in 2010 and was re-elected in 2013.  In my role as trustee on an elected Board of a publicly funded school jurisdiction, I have an excellent appreciation for and understanding of governance at the political level. 

My goal is and will remain focused on success for all students who can live, learn and serve God each and every day. 
 

In my role as a Trustee and as a resident of Ward 77, I:

  • Enjoy my involvement with the Southeast Community in Ward 77​

  • Work with early learning coalitions and Inter-agency groups within Southeast Edmonton​

  • Participated on a number of political constituency boards​

  • Participate in the Mill Woods Presidents’ Council representing Community League’s in Southeast Edmonton​

  • Served on The Meadows Community League Board as Vice President, having held previous positions as Children’s Director and Secretary​

  • Serve as a proud member of The Red Shoe Society, a diverse network of like-minded community leaders supporting the Ronald McDonald House​

  • Serve as a member of the Reading Ministry at Corpus Christi Catholic Church and on the Corpus Christi Catholic Woman’s League​

  • Community League member