Marijo Howard

Ward 3

Marijo Howard

I have been a resident of Kitchener for over five decades and have always lived in Ward 3, with the exception of time away for post secondary education. I hold a BEd from Nippising University, a BA from Wilfred Laurier University and a Diploma in Business and Design from the International Academy of Design.

I began my career in the business world holding increasingly senior roles in Sales, Marketing and Public Relations before entering the field of Education.

Community involvement has always been a passion of mine, from the time I was quite young helping at church, hockey tournaments, Girl Guides of Canada etc.; to the over 25 years I dedicated myself to KW Octoberfest and its’ Executive Board of Directors, as well as Chairing several Oktoberfest committees. I have previously been a consultant and/or volunteer for the Canadian Mental Health Association, St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation, Waterloo Region Down Syndrome Society, and KidsAbility. I have also held Chair positions for St. Mary’s Hospital Volunteer Association for Festival of Trees, and Best Friends of Big Sisters Gourmet dinner and golf tournament. I have also donated many mornings helping make and serve breakfast to numerous children from Wilson School with Nutrition for Learning. These are just a few of the organizations that have all benefited from my commitment and enthusiasm for making life better for the citizens of our city and region.

Inspired by over 40 years of working with members of our community, I am motivated to put my focus, energy and dedication toward serving all citizens of Ward 3 as their representative in City Council. In doing so my goal is to ensure that all members of the community feel they have a voice that is heard.

My Priorities

1. Fiscal Responsibility - making sure your tax dollars are used efficiently and effectively.

2. Working towards sustainable solutions for affordable housing.

3. Shining light on mental health issues by creating accessible infrastructures such as local support groups, sports and recreation programs for all.

4. Building long-term community-based solutions to end food insecurities.

 5. This space is for the issues that are YOUR priorities. Please share them with me.

My Vision

As a long-time resident of Kitchener I am passionate about our community. Even as we grow, I continue to see the small-town atmosphere in many of our great neighbourhoods.

Embracing the unique diversities and cultures that surround us; the feeling of belonging to an interconnected community where people feel safe and included; people helping people, these are just a few of the things that make me proud to live in Kitchener.

My Vision

Kitchener is a vibrant city with a strong arts and culture presence, great events, festivals and celebrations.

We are also fortunate to have great sports and recreation facilities and opportunities throughout the community.

I want Kitchener to continue offering all of these things for our residents, as well as many peaceful accessible nature spaces, dependable infrastructure, and good roads. My vision is for our city to be a caring inclusive city that continues to see neighbour helping neighbour.

Territorial Acknowledgement

The City of Kitchener is situated on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee Peoples. We are blessed to have an Anishnabeg Outreach in Ward 3.

It is my hope that we will all take up our responsibility to be respectful of their traditions, knowledge and inherent rights as sovereign nations. That we will respect their relationship with these lands and our shared responsibility to respect and care for the land and waters for future generations.





You can vote before election day on:
-Wednesday, October 12 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
-Thursday, October 13 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
-Friday, October 14 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
-Saturday, October 15 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.


-Breithaupt Centre, 350 Margaret Avenue
-Country Hills Community Centre, 100 Rittenhouse Road
-Doon Pioneer Park Community Centre, 1700 Queen's Boulevard
-Forest Heights Community Centre, 505 Franklin Streeet North


Monday, October 24


-Activa Sportsplex, 135 Lennox Lewis Way
-Kingsdale Community Centre, 72 Wilson Avenue
-Sportsworld Arena, 35 Sportsworld Crossing Road
-Trinity Village Care Centre, 2727 Kingsway Drive
(residents of Trinity Village Care Centre only)
-Wilson Avenue Public School, 221 Wilson Avenue

BETWEEN 10:00AM and 8:00 PM

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