Pam Damoff, a community activist and business professional with over 25 years corporate experience on Bay Street, was elected to represent the riding of Oakville North-Burlington in the House of Commons in the 2015 federal election. Ms. Damoff served as an Oakville Town Councillor from 2010-2015 when she stepped down in order to run in the federal election. Combining her extensive business experience with a long record of public service and community leadership, Ms. Damoff ensures the people of her riding are well–represented in Ottawa.
Ms. Damoff was named Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women in December, 2015. She is committed to working with colleagues and constituents in both Ottawa and in Oakville North-Burlington to promote and enhance the empowerment of women in Canada and around the world. Ms. Damoff co-chairs an Empowerment Roundtable in Oakville North-Burlington which she initiated to ensure women and girls in her riding have a clear and powerful voice and that young girls have strong female role models in their communities to serve as mentors. In her role as Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, Ms. Damoff was invited to attend the Annual Parliamentary meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the United Nations session of the Commission on the Status of Women at UN headquarters in New York in March, 2016. The theme of the 60th annual meeting was “Women’s Empowerment and Its Link to Sustainable Development.”
Ms. Damoff is also a member of several Parliamentary Committees, Associations and Inter-parliamentary Groups, including the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security and the Canadian Delegation to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly (OSCEPA).
To ensure her community’s sustainability for future generations, Ms. Damoff has always advocated for the preservation of green space and active healthy living. An avid cyclist, she co-founded Cycle Oakville to promote cycling and improved cycling infrastructure and received the 2013 Bicycling Leadership Award for her tireless promotion of cycling in Ontario. Ms. Damoff promotes cycling, walking and public transit use as ways to improve our health and environment while stimulating our local economy.
Ms. Damoff is an active volunteer in her community; she is Chair of the Oakville Santa Claus Parade and Terry Fox Run, and a member of the organizing committee of the Courage Polar Bear Dip. She also volunteers countless hours with many local charities and community groups.
She is a proud recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal and Paul Harris Fellow Award for her community service and the Top 40 Fabulous Women Over 40 Excellence Award for Community Leadership., Ms. Damoff holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario.
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