Hi, I'm Catherine Kitts
Cumberland is my home.
A lifelong east-end resident, I grew up in Orléans in a bilingual household. After graduating from Carleton with a Bachelor of Journalism, I became the editor of the Orléans Star newspaper, where I worked for several years. Through reporting on the area, I became extremely well educated on the issues facing the east end, which led me to run in the 2018 municipal election in Orléans Ward (Ward 1), where I lived at the time. I came second out of 17 candidates, losing to Matt Luloff by only 264 votes.
A new path in Navan
Since then, my partner and I relocated to Navan, in an area where his family has been farming since the 50s.
My familiarity in this community, experience advocating for it and genuine care for its growth and well-being has been the motivating factor to put my name on the ballot. I am also extremely motivated in my belief that we need more women around the table at city hall.
In these uncertain times, it is critical that Cumberland Ward has a strong and compassionate voice. We are in the midst of a challenging global pandemic, and at the same time, massive projects are underway in our city. The ward boundary review, our mounting city deficit and Stage 2 LRT are only a few of the key issues that will be facing council this year. Cumberland Ward needs effective representation by someone who is well educated on these issues, willing to work hard and ready to listen to residents.
Those who know me personally will speak to my work ethic. I can often be found juggling competing priorities, while always taking the time to put others first.