MLA District 12 Charlottetown – Victoria Park
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Karla Bernard was born and raised with strong rural roots in Sherbrooke Prince Edward Island. She graduated from Holland College with a Certificate in Business Administration in 1997 then from U.P.E.I. with her Bachelor of Education degree in 2005 (focus on Indigenous Studies, French and history). Karla now resides in Charlottetown with her husband Ryan, 2 young children, Gracie and Hunter and their dog Xena. She has been an educator and most recently a counsellor with the Public Schools Branch for the last 15 years.
She has had ongoing involvement on various school and community committees promoting healthy, safe spaces and advocating for services and the social determinants of health. She is passionate about sustainable ideas, and fostering environments that nurture happy, critical thinking citizens. Throughout her work, she has consistently played a role in the arts and theatre, taking advantage of these opportunities whenever possible often creating said opportunities herself.
In May 2015, Karla graduated with her Masters in Education in Counselling. She is a Canadian Certified Counsellor and a member of the PEICA (PEI Counselling Association). Karla is a motivated, professional, lifelong learner with a passion for creating a healthy future for our children and future generations to come.
Elected to represent District 12, Charlottetown-Victoria Park on April 23, 2019, Karla is the opposition critic for Social Development and Housing, and Status of Women.
- Social Development and Housing
- Status of Women
- Health and Social Development
- Rules, Regulations, Private Bills and Privileges
Statement by Karla Bernard, Opposition Critic for Social Development and Housing, on further delays to the Residential Tenancy Act
Statement by Karla Bernard, Opposition Critic for Social Development and Housing, on further delays to the Residential Tenancy Act Housing is one of the biggest crises facing our province. We hear stories every day—directly, through the news, and through social...
Statement by Karla Bernard, Official Opposition Critic for Social Development and Housing, on King government’s reluctance to enforce its own legislation
Statement by Karla Bernard, Official Opposition Critic for Social Development and Housing, on King government’s reluctance to enforce its own legislation PEI is in a housing crisis. This crisis has only grown in the last number of years and the King government has...