Honest. Hardworking. Forward Thinking.
Jordan MacDougall is a 23-year-old, third-generation Saanich resident who is passionate about giving back to his community. Having lived in Saanich his whole life, Jordan is deeply aware of the issues being faced by the community. Saanich is a rapidly growing and diverse community; as such, Jordan is committed to being a counsilor that the people of Saanich can count on to keep their best interests at forefront of everything he does.
Jordan is ready to better the community by combining his skills and real-life experiences. Jordan is currently a student at the Univesity of Victoria and works for Indigenous Services Canada in community development, governance and capacity development. Additionally, Jordan sits on Arts Culture and Heritage advisory committee and has been involved in the local economy by working on multiple startups and small businesses over the last eight years. This work has included managing projects involving developers and municipal governments.
In the 2021 Federal Election, Jordan ran for the Federal Green Party of Canada in Northern Alberta. Being a candidate in the last Federal Election gave Jordan invaluable experience. However, it also was an important factor in motivating him to reorient his focus to a more local, municipal, level.
Jordan is passionate about the environment and Saanich is known for its greenery and natural spaces. As a former Varsity rower, Jordan has a close connection to the lands and waters around Saanich. He’s spent countless days and hours at Elk Lake since 2015 and knows firsthand the value that our natural spaces have in the community. Ensuring that development takes place in a manner that preserves and creates green space is a key priority for Jordan.
Like many young people, Jordan has experienced firsthand the affordability crisis facing the community. High rents and a growing cost of living cause immeasurable amounts of stress for many of those living around us. As such, Jordan wants to focus policies to incentives the types of development and infrastructure projects that create affordable housing for all people from students to families and seniors.
Jordan is no stranger to hard work and knows that it takes time and effort to have a positive impact. Jordan has had the privilege to live in multiple areas of Saanich, from Gordon Head, to Swan-lake, Glanford, and rural Saanich. Jordan will not only bring his experiences and expertise to the council but also his youthful insights combined with an intimate knowledge of spending the last 23 years living in this community. On October 15th, together let’s shape home and keep Saanich thriving well into the future.
This campaign acknowledges and respects the Lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the campaign operates and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.