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Nathan Ip
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It has been my honour to serve families of Ward H since 2013. I am proud of the work we have done together for the success of all kids. While much has been accomplished, there is much work to be done. I continue to hear from you the need for more schools and alternative program options and the need for a different kind of school design, one with wrap-around services to support families and community. We also need to keep our focus on ensuring students have the appropriate supports and resources in the classroom to succeed.


I will continue to be a strong advocate on the school board for our community.


Through coffee meetings, attending community events and many conversations with you over the last four years, I understand the needs of our community and know how best to navigate through the challenges ahead. I am committed to ensuring that every student at Edmonton Public Schools thrives in their educational journey from the early years to high school and beyond.

Nathan Ip

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I will continue to work hard to ensure the success of all kids. Help me continue our work together.

Re-Elect Nathan Ip for EPSB Trustee

This election is about us and what we can accomplish together.

Our Record Together

More Schools:

- 6 new schools have opened in ward H since I was elected in 2013.
- 4 out of top 5 priorities identified in the Capital Plan are in Ward H.

More kids crossing the finish line:

- Over 10 percent increase in the high school completion rate from 68.8% to 80.6% over the last 4 years.
- The high school completion rate of First Nations, Metis, Inuit students has increased by over 30%.

Schools as Community Hubs:

- Advocated for a 21st Century School Design with wrap-around services. My motion was unanimously supported by the board.
- Worked with community league to ensure that schools are accessible for community activities.

Services to support families:

- Before-and-After School care spaces available at every new school.
- Successfully advocated for additional transportation funding.

Support for Students:

- Supported Equity Fund to provide more supports to students in the classroom.
- Supported funding for Mobile Mental Health Pilot Project to address student mental health.

Bryan Anderson Bryan Anderson
City Councillor, Ward 9

"Nathan Ip has been an excellent Public School trustee. He has the educational interests of students and parents top of mind as he deals with the day to day issues faced by the public school trustees and administration. He is always available to attend neighbourhood meetings when education is part of the agenda. Nathan is worthy of your support in the upcoming election."

Michael Phair Michael Phair
Former City Councillor

"As an elected Trustee, Nathan Ip was consistently worked for educational excellence. New and modernized schools and a positive, safe and caring environment for every child in Edmonton Public Schools"

Second Term Priorities

- Advocate for more K-9 Schools and 2 new high schools in Ward H.

- Build Community Hub Schools with wrap-around services to support families.

- Expand alternative program options and programs of choice.

- I will continue to support alternative programs since I believe that each student should have the opportunity for the kind of education that fits their needs and that parents need that choice.

- Focus on student achievement. Continue making targeted investments in student literacy and numeracy.

- Advocate for adequate, sustainable, predictable funding to serve the changing and complex needs of students in the classroom.

- More supports for ELL and Special needs students in the classroom.

I look forward to continuing the work we have started together and to cultivate the many seeds we have planted this term to help create a world class public school system.

Help me build on the successes of the past 4 years and keep our momentum forward. I hope to again have your support on October 16.

Stephen Mandel Stephen Mandel
Former Mayor of Edmonton

"I support Nathan because he is passionate about education and understands the importance of public education. We are lucky to have someone like Nathan Ip seeking to be a trustee. "

Greta Grestner,


"Nathan helped me navigate a challenging situation involving my daughter’s school. I know he cares about me and my family and I can rely on him to be there for us when we need him."

Stephen Gibson

Parent, Chappelle, Ward H

"Nathan Ip goes above and beyond as a school trustee for south west Edmonton.  When the school boundaries were announced for Donald R. Getty School, the community of Chappelle was very against these proposed boundaries as families living a block away from the school would not be included.  Nathan was very fast to identify key individuals in the community and explain all of the challenges from both sides, then work with the group to come up with proposed boundaries that the entire community feels is fair.  There is rarely an event you won't see Nathan attending, and asking parents how the schools are doing. You can tell by how involved Nathan is that he truly believes in being a bridge between the people and government.  He focuses on getting to know as many people in his ward as possible and addressing their concerns to the best of his ability.  I don't believe I have met any politician who works as hard or cares for his ward as much as Nathan does."

Sharon Gritter

Parent, Brander Gardens ROCKS coordinator

"Nathan Ip has been an excellent supporter of the work of Brander Gardens ROCKS, (reaching out to community kids). He has been involved with Brander Gardens ROCKS in the community dinners and meetings and understands the importance of supports in recreation, physical education, academics for families. He has supported the principals in giving value space for programs such as after school clubs, music schools and cooking clubs for youth new to Canada and/or living in poverty, so they can be involved in positive activities. His ideas of wrap around services in Edmonton Public Schools is a great indicator of his support of the whole child being successful in school, family and community. He is also supportive of pre-schoolers having access to early literacy and being successful before school even begins. As well, he actively attends community events and meetings to communicate his board’s work, and listens to suggestions made by families."

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