My fellow Edmontonians,
I'm Giselle General and I'm running for Edmonton City Council because it's time to have a city that works for the everyday Edmontonian like you and me!
Regardless of your ability, age, education, background, the type of home you have, or how you get around, I believe that everyone deserves to have city policies, programs, and services that help them build a better life. I also believe everyone deserves political leaders who are engaged, responsive, and transparent that will help us thrive despite the difficulties we are facing.
The experiences of everyday people like you and me is what I will highlight at City Hall, for the benefit of people living in the west side and for everyone who lives in this incredible city! Join our team and be part of this incredible change!
Hands-On Engagement from Campaign to Council
All Edmontonians deserve servant-leaders who will act on behalf of the community's voices. One of Giselle's candidate-specific commitments is to stay visible and accessible to constituents during the campaign and while serving on the council.
Regular Town Halls and Online Engagement Sessions
Attendance at Community Events, Annual General Meetings, and Community Consultations
Regular E-Newsletter and Social Media Posts About City and Ward-Related Topics
Prompt Responses to Online and Offline Messages
"The public servant that fights for all Edmontonians"
Early Life & Career
Giselle grew up in a small mining village in Benguet province, Philippines. She and her brother became orphans after a fatal accident killed her parents and sister. In 2007, she was sponsored to Canada and moved to Edmonton in 2008. She completed a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta School of Business, and she works at a non-profit that gives free legal help to people in poverty.
Giselle’s remarkable journey is documented in several anthologies such as Gradual Rising of Women Project 150: Stories of 150 Immigrant Women, Paglalayag: the Philippines to Canada Journey Series, Home: Stories Connecting Us All, and Celebrating Immigrant Women in Canada: Stories of Hardship and Success.
In recent years, she served on the boards of the Rio Terrace Community League, Edmonton Transit Service Advisory Board, and Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues. She volunteers as a columnist for the Alberta Filipino Journal and a seamstress for Boomerang Bags YEG and Edmonton Scrub Bags for Healthcare Workers. She contributes to medical causes by regularly donating blood at Canadian Blood Services and her hair for Hair Massacure, an annual Edmonton fundraiser supporting children with cancer.
Committed to Ward sipiwiyniwak and Edmonton West
Giselle lives in the neighbourhood of Rio Terrace with her husband, younger brother and roommates. As someone unable to drive, she walks and takes transit to travel around the city and west Edmonton and this has influenced her view of the city. She strongly believes that everyone in Edmonton deserves a good quality of life and proper programs and services, no matter what type of home they have, how much money they make, or how they get around.
GISELLE'S MEDIA KIT
IN THE MEDIA
Taproot Edmonton: The Pulse
Taproot Edmonton Survey
Global News Hour Appearance
Common Sense Edmonton Interview
Facebook Live with Tony Surtida
Ladies Corner Candidates Forum
The Sprawl, Candidate Bio
The Keep Times Interview
University of the Philippines Alumni Association Interview
WasteFree Edmonton Survey
Hunny Walia Show
Philippine Canadian News
Irvin Bautista Vlogs
Alberta Filipino Journal
CBC Radio Active with Adrienne Pan
The Filipino Community News