65 Harwood Ave. S. Ajax, Ontario L1S 2H9 Joanne.dies@ajax.ca Tel. 905-619-2529 ext. 3373


RE-ELECT Joanne Dies

Your Ward 3 Regional Councillor
Promoting arts and music in the community, with the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Elizabeth Dowdeswell.

With passion and commitment to the community that I live, work and raised my family in, I have had the opportunity to work with many outstanding organizations:

  • Ajax Pickering Citizens Together Protecting Our Water, providing a solution to the Regions of York and Durham to eliminate algae on the waterfront.
  • Friends of the Ajax/ Pickering Hospital, advocating to retain pediatrics, mental health, and successfully negotiating areas of concern through the Lakeridge Health merger.
  • Volunteers Providing opportunities for people to connect with Ajax’s first community garden, the Indigenous Community & Healing Garden and leash free park.
  • Heritage Committee promoting our history and built heritage, Ajax’s Ajax Doors Open featuring our built heritage continues to be successful for tourism, local business and, economic development. 

Past Board Member for Veridian Corp., Downtown BIA and Library Board.

As an environmentalist, I have worked passionately to:

  •  Protect Ajax’s green spaces and parks
  • Supported the creation of the Greenbelt
  • Fought to preserve our waterfront
  • Fought against Regional Councils’ recent decision to build on 9000H of Agricultural and greenbelt lands.
  • Supported the Regions plans for greening fleets and facilities to reduce GHG

DEAC Lifetime Achievement Award

I am honoured to receive the DEAC Lifetime Achievement Award particularly as the nomination came from my colleagues on the Ajax Environmental Advisory Committee. I have learned so much from their passion and expertise on many issues.

The Durham Environmental Advisory Committee (D.E.A.C.) hosts an annual awards program that recognizes individuals and organizations that dedicate time to promote, preserve, and enhance Durham’s natural environment.


Council Liaison-past :

Current Regional Committees:

Joanne Dies Community Tree Planting
Community Tree Planting
St. Andrews Community Garden
St. Andrews Community Garden