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Janice Perrino

Independent for Nanaimo Council


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With leadership from my 12 years in civic government and the knowledge of more than 25 years in healthcare, I am uniquely qualified for the role of Councillor.

Vote for Janice PERRINO, on October 15th for Nanaimo City Council.

Janice Perrino’s career in healthcare started more than 25 years ago. She joined the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation in August 2016 as the President/Chief Executive Officer and retired on June 30, 2022. Prior to coming to Nanaimo, she was the Executive Director for the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation at Penticton Regional Hospital and before that, she worked for the BC Cancer Foundation at the BC Cancer Agency in Kelowna.

She helped spearhead a major campaign for the building of the new Patient Care Tower at Penticton Regional Hospital. Over the last twenty years Janice has been instrumental in raising almost half a billion dollars to improve healthcare for the residents of the South Okanagan.

Janice got involved politically in Summerland, BC in1999. She served two terms as a Councillor and two terms as Mayor. She was a Director on the Regional District for the Okanagan South, Similkameen (RDOS) and was elected Chair of the Regional Hospital District for three years.

Janice’s major successes on Summerland Council include a new RCMP detachment, close to $20 million in grants for road and sidewalk improvements, major repairs on the Water Treatment Facility and maintaining low taxes throughout her terms.

Janice has also served at the leadership level in many community organizations including Board Director for Okanagan College and is a Past-President of the Summerland Rotary Club. She has been a motivational speaker for boards, local societies, and various business groups.  She has been a motivational speaker for boards, local societies, and various business groups. Additionally, she enjoyed serving as the speech and leadership coach for girl’s youth groups for more than ten years.

Janice successfully achieved her Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), reached the designation of Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) with Toastmasters International. She was awarded the Outstanding Resource Women of Honour, and the YMCA Women of Distinction Award for Career Leadership.

Reason for running

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I believe that Council can do more!

What does Nanaimo need today

  • We must advocate with the Provincial Government for a major expansion for the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, a Cardiac Catheterization Lab and a full Cancer Treatment facility

  • Medical support for people in crisis and homeless

  • More long-term care facilities for our frail and elderly

  • More GP’s, Nurse Practitioner’s, nurses, techs and specialists to come to Nanaimo

  • More medical walk-in clinics

  • We must advocate with the Provincial Government to find solutions and support people with addictions, mental health issues and those who are homeless

Nanaimo is one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, let’s be the most desirable place to live, work and visit

  • Let’s welcome business to Nanaimo to bring more job opportunities to our residents
  • Take on more infrastructure projects that fix the underground utilities, add sidewalks and bike lanes, where it makes sense and is cost effective
  • Let’s make our city safer by reducing crime
  • Do as much as we can to advance Nanaimo’s culture of art, entertainment and sports
  • Revitalize our downtown and waterfront
  • Bring more housing options and more affordable housing projects
  • Let’s make building and renovation permits faster and less complicated
  • Good government is vital, collaborate with fellow council members and support staff to get projects going