About

Lisa Gretzky
MPP for Windsor West

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  • MPP for Windsor West, elected in 2014

  • NDP Critic for Community and Social Services, and Homelessness

  • Former vice-chair of the Greater Essex Country District School Board

  • As a trustee, Lisa served over 36,000 students and helped to manage a $290 million dollar budget

  • Entrepreneur who ran her own event planning business

  • Committed community leader who champions many causes and charity organizations throughout Windsor

Biography

Lisa Gretzky was elected as the Member of Provincial Parliament for Windsor West in 2014 and currently serves as the Ontario NDP Critic for Community and Social Services, and Homelessness.

A dedicated community advocate, Lisa is an entrepreneur and a long time defender and champion of public education.

Lisa’s passion for education led her to become a member of her children’s school advisory council and the co-chair of a playground committee. The playground committee focused on the planning and promotion of physical health including fundraising for new recreational equipment.

She was elected twice as a School Board Trustee for the Greater Essex County Board, served over 36,000 students and helped to manage a budget of $290 million. Before her election Lisa held the position of vice-chair of the Greater Essex County District School Board and worked as a small business owner of a special event and wedding planning business.

Lisa gives back to her community in many ways. She contributes to the Windsor Youth Centre and Windsor Women’s Shelter, volunteers with Do Good Divas, an organization that raises money for local healthcare initiatives, as well as Icing Smiles Canada, a group that makes cakes for chronically and terminally ill children.

Lisa formerly served as the Ontario NDP Critic for Community Safety and Correctional Services, and was later appointed Critic for Education. She sits on the Standing Committee of General Government and the Legislative Security Advisory Committee. Throughout her tenure as an MPP, Lisa has been a tireless advocate for health and education. Her Private Members Bill 92, the Empowering Homecare Patients Act, seeks to ensure homecare recipients can appeal reductions to their service.

During her tenure as Education Critic, Lisa worked tirelessly on behalf of students, families and education workers. She routinely called for the government to provide quality in classroom supports and greater access to special education.

Lisa’s current role is Critic for Community and Social Services, and Critic for Homelessness. A hard-working community leader, Lisa Gretzky fights to ensure that every child has an opportunity to learn. She believes parents have a meaningful role to play in shaping their children’s education.

She and her husband, Tyler, live in Windsor with their two children.