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Ward 71

Terry Harris 

C: 780 937-8268


Terry Harris was elected on October 16, 2017 and is serving his third year of a four-year term representing Ward 71. 

Professional History

Bachelor of Commerce, University of Alberta
Master of Industrial and Labour Relations, Cornell University


Terry’s business and management consulting experience spans 40 years in a broad range of industries.  He led Human Resources in both private and public sectors (in both union and non-union organizations).  This was been a continuing focus through his management consulting practice. 

Also, Terry served as Director of Governance and Ethics at the University of Alberta, School of Business, Executive Education and taught a senior level university course in Employment Relations (and employment law) for close to a decade.  Terry is a contributing author of a textbook used in post-secondary educational institutions across western Canada – Employment Law for Business and Human Resources Professionals, Alberta and British Columbia 1st, 2nd and 3rd editions, Emond Montgomery publisher (2008, 2012 and 2016).  He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and in past, has served on numerous boards including Catholic Social Services in Edmonton, where he served as board chair.

As a Trustee for Edmonton Catholic Schools

Committees of the Board

As a member of the Committee of the Whole, Terry serves on the Board Governance Committee and the Audit and Finance Committee. Terry was elected as the Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee at the 2018 Organizational meeting and again at the 2019 Organizational Meeting.

Internal Committees

Terry served as the Board Chair in his first year of this electoral term.  In this capacity Terry Chaired Public Meetings of the Board and acted as the official spokesperson for the Board.  

Terry serves as the Board representative on the Division’s Interpretation Committee of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) and is the Board’s representative on the Division’s Negotiating Committee for AUPE

External Committees, Organizations

Terry is the Board’s representative on Alberta Education’s Teachers’ Employer Bargaining Association (TEBA) and was elected by TEBA Division representatives to serve on the TEBA Board.

Each Board in Alberta has a trustee representative and an alternate on the Alberta School Board’s Association’s Board of Directors. For the 2019-2020 year Terry is the Board’s alternate. Terry is also the Board’s representative on Zone 2/3 of the Alberta School Boards Association.

Volunteer Interests

Terry is actively engaged in volunteer activities ranging from parish work as a Lector, to supporting his brother Knights on Habitat for Humanity builds and Christmas Hamper delivers for the Christmas Bureau, to his continuing work on the boards of Skills Canada Alberta, and Bent Arrow Traditional Healing society. In the past, Terry has served on the boards of Catholic Social Services, Autism Edmonton and Autism Alberta and as a “Table Captain” for the Inclusion Alberta annual fund raiser.

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

“This is all about the students and our efforts to continually improve their learning experience to help them grow academically, socially, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

My goal as a Trustee is to govern responsibly, promoting the continued success of Edmonton Catholic Schools with our students at the center of all decisions.”

Terry is an advocate for Catholic education, seeing it as an instrument for helping our students understand and fulfill their transcendent destiny.

Contact Information

Phone:             780 937-8268
Twitter: @_terryharris
LinkedIn:          Terry Harris – Edmonton Catholic Schools – LinkedIn

Schools in Ward 71:

  • Archbishop MacDonald
  • Fresh Start Westmount
  • Holy Cross
  • Katherine Therrien
  • Our Lady of Peace
  • Sir John Thompson
  • St. Angela
  • St.  Basil/Jean Forest JH
  • St. Edmund
  • St. Lucy
  • St. Mark
  • St. Pius X
  • St. Thomas More
  • St. Timothy

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