Kyla Kitzul -Listening to Saskatoon


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I am Kyla Kitzul

I was born and raised in Saskatoon located within Treaty 6 and the Homeland of the Metis. My family has benefited from the dispossession of land across Treaty 6 and Treaty 4 territory for over 100 years. I acknowledge not only the privilege that has been afforded to me as a result of this, but the damage it has done to Indigenous peoples. It is essential to listen to the needs and perspectives of Indigenous peoples while holding political space for them. 

I grew up in Montgomery Place attending St. Dominic Elementary School and later graduating from Bedford Road Collegiate. I spent my early twenties residing in City Park, baking bread at Earl's Restaurant and helping with the opening of Hudson's Pub. When I entered university I returned to Montgomery, where I resided with my parents, for the duration of my studies. Recently, I moved to Haultain where I currently reside with my partner Brent McGillivray. 

My experience, knowledge, and patience are exactly what Saskatoon-Grasswood needs in a representative. I have 15 years of experience working in the service industry and am currently the manager of a Boston Pizza, this is a huge asset to the role of Member of Parliament because it demonstrates my ability to serve the general public. Besides that is shows my ability to manage and organize chaos with a smile (not that you can see it these days).

In addition to my hands-on experience, I hold a B.A. Double Major History & Political Studies with a Minor in Biology. I received my degree from the University of Saskatchewan.  This knowledge grants me an understanding of governance, specifically in the context of Canada that makes me a valuable asset as the Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Grasswood. Representing an entire constituency requires a serious level of person-ability, patience, and persistence. Managing the chaos that is a family restaurant requires the same skill set, the only difference is application. This is where my experience in customer service sets me apart from the other candidates. My ability to manage high stress situations by applying a diplomatic approach to solutions remains unmatched in my field. The service industry grants even the most educated human a level of human understanding which cannot be bought.

I currently serve as the Vice President of Events and Education for the Saskatchewan New Democratic Women and am of course, a member. I am the SNDW Liaison for the Saskatoon Nutana NDP Association. I have been a member of the NDP on and off for my entire adult life. I have volunteered with the provincial NDP in the past, knocking on doors for Vicki Mowat and Ryan Meili. 

I have an intermediate knowledge of French, and German and beginner knowledge of Spanish, Italian, and Tagalog.

A little more about me

Growing up I was a natural leader, taking charge on the playground. I first became interested in politics when I held a protest against discriminatory dress codes at my elementary school at age 12. I learnt how to always be thorough, prepared, and dedicated to my community during my 14 years as a Girl Guide. I love collaboration and gaining knowledge from others. 

Why I wear a mask

I will often be seen wearing a mask, even prior to 2020 because I have asthma. Besides protecting myself and others from Covid19, masks help me enjoy time outside when there are forest fires. 

Besides that I currently work in the restaurant industry where masks are required for the safety of staff and patrons.

I would love to hear from you! 

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