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Edmonton Catholic Schools

Ward 76

Trustee Lisa Turchansky

C: 780 903-2033

Lisa Turchansky was elected on October 16, 2017 and is serving her first year of a four-year term representing Ward 76.

Professional History

Lisa’s business experience spans over 25 years in the financial industry.  She has been a small business owner for the past five years.

As a Trustee for Edmonton Catholic Schools

As a member of the Committee of the Whole, Lisa serves on the Governance and Priorities Committee and the Board Audit and Finance Committee. 

Internal Committees

Lisa is one of two trustees who serves on the Student Senate to liaise between the Senate and Board.  She also is the trustee liaison on the District’s Negotiating Committee for Unifor.

External Committees, Organizations

Lisa is the Board’s representative on the Senate of Newman Theological College and will serve the Senate for a two-year term. She is the alternate Board representative on the Alberta Catholic School Trustees’ Association and is the alternate Board representative on the Alberta School Boards Association.  Lisa also is one of two trustees who represents the Board on the City of Edmonton’s Community Sustainability Coalition.

Community/Volunteer Interests

Lisa has been a Member of St. Thomas More Parish for over 40 years and during that time has served as a Lector.

As a parent Lisa has served on School Councils for eight years, and in the capacity of chair for five years.

Lisa also volunteers on the Society for Friends of St. Alphonsus Catholic School and volunteers at pancake breakfasts in high needs schools.

Lisa has been the co-chair of Edmonton’s Festival of Trees Luncheon for three years.

Trustee’s Vision/Goal as Trustee/Statement on Catholic Education

Lisa is a strong advocate of Catholic education and is committed to governing and making decisions based what is right for Every Child, Every Day, No Exceptions*

*Marie Whelan, Principal, Monsignor Fee Otterson, 2018 Woman of Vision.


Contact Information

Phone: 780 903-
Twitter: @lisa­_turchansky 

Schools in Ward

  • Archbishop Joseph MacNeil
  • Louis St. Laurent
  • Monsignor Fee Otterson
  • Monsignor William Irwin
  • Mother Margaret Mary
  • St. Augustine
  • St. Boniface
  • St. John XXIII
  • St. Mary
  • St. Monica
  • St. Stanislaus
  • St. Teresa
  • St. Thomas Aquinas                           

List of Wards and Parishes