Leader of the Opposition Green Caucus
MLA District 12 Charlottetown – Victoria Park
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 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.
Karla was first elected to represent District 12, Charlottetown-Victoria Park on April 23, 2019. She was re-elected as the proud representative for District 12 on April 3, 2023. Karla is the Leader of the Third Party.
- Education and Early Years
- Status of Women
- Economic Development, Innovation and Trade
- Acadian and Francophone Affairs
- Housing, Land and Communities
- Social Development and Seniors
- Workforce, Advanced Learning and Population
- Justice and Public Safety
- Intergovernmental Affairs
- Indigenous Relations
- Education and Economic Growth
- Health and Social Development
- Natural Resources and Environmental Sustainability
- Public Accounts
- Rules, Regulations, Private Bills and Privileges (Chair)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 3, 2023 PEI's “Responsible Gambling Strategy” is Anything but Responsible and Islanders Deserve Better Charlottetown, PE - Recently the King government released its Responsible Gambling Strategy. Contrary to its name, this strategy is...
Statement from Karla Bernard on King Government’s Fixation with Talking While Frontline Healthcare Workers Crave Action
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 28, 2023 Statement from Karla Bernard on King Government’s Fixation with Talking While Frontline Healthcare Workers Crave Action Charlottetown, PE - During a presentation to the Standing Committee on Health and Social Development...