Wendy Bisaro

I certainly felt there was a need for a woman's voice. Fifty percent of our population is women and if the way we think is not in the room, then it won't be reflected in policy.

Wendy Bisaro

Two-term Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories

About Ms. Bisaro

Wendy Bisaro was elected to the 16th Legislative Assembly on October 1, 2007 as the Member for Frame Lake in Yellowknife.

Ms. Bisaro was born and raised in Montreal, Québec. She attended McGill University and graduated with a Bachelor of Education degree in 1968, specializing in physical education. She taught high school in Montreal for several years before venturing north to Yellowknife in 1971. During that first year at Sir John Franklin High School, Ms. Bisaro fell in love with the north and decided to begin the next stage of her life in the land of the midnight sun. Teaching and mothering occupied the next 15 years of her life. Her son Perry returned to Yellowknife recently to begin his career after graduating from university.

The political bug bit Ms. Bisaro in 1988 when she was elected to the Board of Trustees for Yellowknife Education District #1. She was a board member for the next twelve years (re-elected three times) and acted as Board Chair for those years.

In 2000, Ms. Bisaro decided to move to municipal politics and was elected to Yellowknife City Council for two consecutive three-year terms, chosen to be Deputy Mayor by her fellow council members during her second term

Wendy Bisaro's SheCan Poster

She Can Campaign posters are also available in all 11 indigenous Languages.