Louise Boutin has been a Realtor® with the Realestate Board of Greater Vancouver for the last 11 years. She works at RE/MAX Crest Realty in Vancouver and loves the freedom of working in her own business. She has received the Medallion award and is in the top 10% of Realtors® in the Greater Vancouver area. She is passionate about what she does helping her clients achieve their goal of home ownership. She is very active with the board and volunteers on the Blanket Drive Committee every year. The board supports its members who run for election and always host an all candidate town hall every election.
Louise believes that the environment should be at the centre of all issues, be it the economy, health, human rights, public policies or social justice. She firmly believes in using natural resources wisely to protect the rights and needs of future generations. Therefore she is working hard to see that the focus is on renewable resources. This means living within the physical and biological limits of our planet and protecting it from those who want to simply take for profit.
Louise has been active with the Green party for 10 years and is a member of all levels of the organization. She was a board member of the Vancouver Greens in 2011/2012 and helped on Adriane’s campaign for council as well as running for School Board trustee in the municipal election of 2011. She was unsuccessful in her bid but was ecstatic that Adriane squeaked in with a 90 vote difference. Louise then ran for the Federal Greens in 2011 in Vancouver Kingsway garnering 4% of the votes. Louise decided to run for the Provincial Greens in 2017 and was asked to run in the Fairview riding where she received 13% of the vote.
Louise is active in her community and has volunteered for the Kensington Community Centre Association for 6 years. In her last year on the board she was the Vice President and Chair of the Program Committee. She was very active in the negotiations with the Park Board concerning the new Joint Operating agreement. Her goal was to get a new building built at the centre that would house a childcare centre offering daycare as well as pre-school to the community. These services are sorely lacking in East Vancouver and is one of her top priorities in this election. She is also very focused on housing and most importantly social housing. Reconciliation is very important as nothing seems to have moved forward on this.
Community is where life is fully lived and Louise has lived in four great Canadian cities: Montreal, North Bay, Toronto & Vancouver as well as France with her parents. She is fully bilingual in French and English. Following in her parents’ footsteps, she has been an avid volunteer her whole life. Her passion is working with young people. She was involved in musical theatre for many years in Brampton, both as president of Brampton Music Theatre and working with the youth as producer and director of musical productions. She has seen firsthand how theatre can transform children who participate.
Louise also raised $8,500 for the Alzheimer Society of BC through her fundraising efforts which allowed her a place on the 2013 team that climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Louise has traveled to the K’tzim-a-deen Valley and this opened her eyes to the vast beauty of this province. She saw the amazing grizzly bears in their habitat. She has been campaigning ever since to keep the Great Bear Rainforest protected from pipelines as well as our beautiful shorelines here in Vancouver.
In her spare time Louise can be found running, cycling, hiking, gardening, traveling and going to every kind of event in the city.