About Monique, the long and personal version

Hi, I'm Monique!

I'm originally from the Maritimes and I became a Calgarian by choice when I moved to Sunalta with my late husband Wylie Spicer and my daughter in 2012.

Back east, my personal and professional life was steeped in helping my community. With a master's in social work under my belt, I channelled my skills and determination into leadership and advisory rolesโ€”hoping to make as big of an impact as possible.

๐Ÿ”ธ Executive Director at ๐…๐š๐ฆ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐’๐Ž๐’, a non-profit social service agency that sought to reduce the incidence of child abuse and neglect by building stronger families.
๐Ÿ”ธ Sessional Instructor at ๐ƒ๐š๐ฅ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ, teaching International Social Work, Intro to Community, Issues in Social Work Supervision, a Master's Field Course, and more.
๐Ÿ”ธ Board Chair at the ๐๐จ๐ฏ๐š ๐’๐œ๐จ๐ญ๐ข๐š ๐€๐ฌ๐ฌ๐จ๐œ๐ข๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐’๐จ๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐–๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ, plus advisory and director roles on multiple boards including child care centres, social justice organizations, and educational institutions.

Once I came to Calgary, I wanted to do more of the same. I quickly found myself serving on the ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฉ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฌ board and working with ๐“๐ฐ๐จ ๐–๐ก๐ž๐ž๐ฅ ๐•๐ข๐ž๐ฐ as a volunteer in fund development before eventually taking on more senior roles.

๐Ÿ”ธ Program Manager at ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐€๐ฅ๐ž๐ฑ ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐‚๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐ž, I was a member of the Senior Leadership Team responsible for leading the HomeBase Housing First Program.
๐Ÿ”ธ CEO at ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฌ๐œ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ ๐‡๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž, a social profit organization providing a continuum of care to women and their children fleeing domestic violence.
๐Ÿ”ธ CEO at ๐‚๐š๐ซ๐ฒ๐š (formerly Calgary Family Services), a social profit agency in Calgary dedicated to creating strong families and communities for generations, including support with mental, physical, emotional and financial wellbeing.
๐Ÿ”ธ Appointed to the ๐€๐ฅ๐›๐ž๐ซ๐ญ๐š ๐…๐š๐ฆ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐•๐ข๐จ๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ƒ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ก ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ข๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ž, which reviews all incidents of family violence deaths in Alberta that are related to intimate partner violence. (A survivor of domestic violence myself, this is a cause I am particularly passionate about.)

Above all, I value family, and I cherish each and every moment as a gift. After the loss of my husband to cancer in 2018, my daughter and I moved to Bankview and we now reside in Killarney with our rescue dog Mia and cat Taquito. My daughter recently started university at Mount Royal and since 2012 we've truly made Calgary our home. I am dedicated to my community, my work, and my family.

๐’๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฉ๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐งโ€”it is why I am running for the Ward 8 city council seat.

When I started my career in social work I saw leadership roles as an opportunity to make big, impactful change. I want to be able to do that for Ward 8 and all of Calgary.

Will you help me? #yycvote


Bio: votemonique.ca/meet_monique
Experience: linkedin.com/in/monique-auffrey-53b60412

Want to learn more? Shoot me a message so we can set up a chat! [email protected]



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  • Erin Fahey
    published this page in News 2021-10-01 12:41:38 -0600