Halton Catholic District School Board

Oakville Trustee

Helena Karabela


I am seeking re-election to
continue to

REPRESENT the voices of Oakville Catholic ratepayers, parents, guardians, and students at the Halton Catholic District School Board

PROTECT Catholic education, which is a right enshrined in the Constitution

RESPECT that parents are the primary educators of their children

My Achievement Highlights

ENSURED the Early French Immersion Program was not cancelled, as expected, but instead confirmed as a permanent program

RALLIED the public against school closures and succeeded in keeping Oakville’s Holy Family school open

INTRODUCED International Holocaust Awareness Day across all HCDSB schools

Vote for me to

SUPPORT and PROMOTE policies that are in keeping with the Catholic Faith

INCREASE academic achievement in language and math as a top priority

ADVOCATE for children with special needs

STRIVE to maintain smaller class sizes

RESPECT ratepayers’ tax dollars by requiring transparency and accountability

STRENGTHEN and BUILD the relationship between the home, school and parish

ENCOURAGE youth engagement in social justice projects to foster the spirit of service

About Helena Karabela

First elected in 2014, Helena is seeking re-election to build on her successes in passionately serving the community of HCDSB.

Helena is a freelance professional photographer, (BAA, Ryerson ’86), homemaker, community volunteer, and a motivational speaker on issues relating to education, marriage, and the family. She is bilingual (French).

With her husband Henry, they have raised their family in Oakville for 30 years. They have 6 children, ages 12 to 29, and 2 grandchildren.

The Karabelas are parishioners of St. Matthew’s Church, where Helena served as a lector. They have also been privileged to be part of the parish communities of St. Michael and St. Andrew. Her daughter is a longtime member of St Andrew’s Children’s Choir and Helena volunteers as the Choir’s Communications Director.

Helena is committed to empowering women of all ages. She has spent 18 years as founder and coordinator of the Lakeside Girls Club and is also founder and 7-year Chair of the successful Annual Ladies Tea fundraising Event for PEV, Promotion of Education and Values.

As a trustee Helena served on the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) for 4 years; the Catholic Parents Involvement Committee (CPIC) for 4 years and the Culture of Life Committee for 2 years.

Helena with her husband Henry, their 6 children, her parents and extended family




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