Jocelyn Curteanu has proudly served on Whitehorse City Council since first elected in October 2012. She was re-elected in 2018 and is now serving her third term.
In her past two terms on Council, Jocelyn has been an energetic advocate for fostering a vibrant, inclusive and sustainable community. She looks forward to building on the work that has been done, and together with Whitehorse citizens, establish a shared vision on which to shape our future.
Jocelyn originally immigrated from the Philippines in 1976. She has lived and worked in British Columbia, Yukon, and Alberta before finally settling in Whitehorse, YT with her husband and four children in 2011. She has been employed with the Government of Canada for over 20 years and currently works with the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency.
Being active in the community is a priority for Jocelyn. She is a member of the Whitehorse Regional Women’s Committee, PSAC’s Racially Visible Committee, the Canadian Filipino Association of Yukon, and was a former member of Yukon Cultures Connect and the Yukon Area Council. Jocelyn also currently sits on the Yukon College Board of Governors.
In her role as City Councillor, Jocelyn has been the Council’s representative on the City’s Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination (CCMARD) Advisory Committee and the Persons with Disabilities Advisory Committee (PDAC). Furthermore, she was appointed to represent the City of Whitehorse on the Canadian Commission for the United Nations Education, Scientific, & Cultural Organization’s (CCUNESCO) CCMARD Advisory Committee in Ottawa.
In 2013, Jocelyn was honored with a Maharlika Award by the Filipino Canadian Cultural Heritage Society, which recognizes outstanding men and women in the Canadian Filipino community for their contributions in various areas like Leadership, Arts & Culture, and Business Excellence.
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