Shawn Menard - Councillor - Ward 17 Capital


Shawn has a Masters degree in Public Policy and Administration with an undergrad in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Carleton University. He is the past president of the Alumni Association for the National Capital Region, the Carleton University Students Association and the Rideau River Residence Association. He sat on the institution’s Board of Governors and Senate.

His past experience includes being a senior staff person for Canada’s Big City Mayor’s Caucus and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the Vice Chair of the City of Ottawa Pedestrian and Transit Advisory Committee, President of the Centretown Citizens’ Community Association, and previously working at the Department of Justice Canada as a federal public servant. Shawn also started a business working for cities and communities from across Canada to help facilitate their goals with the federal government.

As a Councillor, serving constituents and ensuring the City is a compassionate, just, sustainable, and equity focussed government will be top of mind for Shawn.