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Build Up Sarnia

Meet Lo-Anne

Lo-Anne Chan has been a resident of the City of Sarnia since 2012. She has made a home in the High Park, Sandy Lane and Oak Acres neighbourhoods with her husband, Joe, and their four children. 

Lo-Anne believes in the power of collaboration to make positive change, where our diversity is a strength.  An active volunteer since she was a teenager, Lo-Anne has worked with a variety of community organizations to deliver a cultural perspective to policy discussions and to launch new community initiatives. In 2014, Lo-Anne launched The LOEY Project to create a speakers' event to bring attention to and celebrate youth leaders from Aamjiwnaang. Lo-Anne is a co-founder of The Table (a networking group to empower female and non-binary entrepreneurs), and a Breastfeeding Buddy with the North Lambton Community Health Centre. As a trained Child Passenger Safety Technician, Lo-Anne is on-call to provide car seat safety education for caregivers through Lambton Public Health and the Pregnancy Options & Support Centre. She is the Past-President of the Sarnia Ultimate Club, and currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Sarnia-Lambton Children's Aid Society.

After graduating from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, minoring in Psychology and a certificat en Français pratique to appease her parents, Lo-Anne decided to pursue a career in retail in order to gain practical experience working and getting to know the public directly. After her maternity leave with her first child, Lo-Anne started working with small business owners to learn various "tools of the trade". In 2021, Lo-Anne launched her own business, Jiak, and currently works out of a kitchen in Mitton Village. 

Lo-Anne's passionate, thoughtful and collaborative approach to life will help promote a more positive culture at council, which will reflect to the City's general attitude. She is a hard worker, who readily admits her weaknesses and isn't afraid to ask for help. She dedicates time to continuous learning and remains open-minded and receptive to new ideas.

Lo-Anne looks forward to the opportunity to be a fresh voice at the table, offer insight from a cultural and diverse lens and to learn how to make Sarnia City Council work for the people.


All Hands In

Respectful and Collaborative Representation

Effective collaboration is built on strong communication and requires listening to concerns and seeking to understand issues with an open mind. Having diverse voices representing the various aspects of our population help council make more informed decisions that benefit Sarnia as a whole.

Respectful and Collaborative Representation
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Inclusive and Welcoming Community

Our population consists primarily of the two extremes - young families and those approaching retirement. In order to attract and retain new residents and businesses to put down roots in Sarnia, we need to foster an environment where they feel welcome and safe here.

Inclusive and Welcoming Community

Safe, Healthy & Resilient Citizens 

Citizens shape and are shaped by the communities where they live, work and play. Access to sidewalks, bike lanes, public transportation and traffic-calming measures can help promote the health, wellness and safety of residents also create a more resilient community.

Safe, Healthy & Resilient Citizens
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