Sydney Robertson


WHY I JOINED OurNanaimo: The No Vote campaign taught me that I want to be working beyond a neighbourhood scale to make our city better. Our community needed people to step up, and we responded, the core organizers and all our dedicated volunteers alike. Thanks to everyone’s hard work, we won that fight, and that’s a huge relief.
But it’s not over, because what I saw and experienced at city hall was a wake up call for me, as it was for many others. Our city still needs people to step up, to push for better governance, and OurNanaimo is an excellent vehicle for doing that work. Our community deserves better and I’m excited about making it happen.

EDUCATION: English Literature and Psychology at Douglas College and SFU

EXPERIENCE: I’ve worked in professional theatre, literacy support programs, and almost everything in between. When my family moved to Nanaimo about ten years ago, I worked for two years renovating a South End heritage home.
Currently, I’m a Homeshare Provider for adults with developmental disabilities, and stupidly working on my second renovation project.

CURRENT COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: I’m a board member of my neighbourhood association, involved with the BC Homeshare Providers’ Association, co-founder and strummer of the Dufferin Christmas Jamboree, one of the creators of the My Street revitalization event on Nicol Street, an avid Scottish Country dancer, and I lead a dance class for kids at Bayview Community School.