It is important to have council members that have a strong understanding of financial management and are fiscally conservative. Lorelee has 10 years of experience in the financial industry, including positions as:
Lorelee has developed and managed budgets, created strategic and risk management plans, and managed large projects that have received grant funding from all levels of government.
ADVOCACY & SUPPORT FOR HEALTH
Canadian Cancer Society
Lorelee began working with the Canadian Cancer Society following her husbands recovery from a Bone Marrow Transplant for Leukemia (CML). She strengthened her skills as an advocate and worked to have legislation that supported healthy public policies and improve the lives of people living with cancer.
Alberta Provincial Advisory Council for Cancer (volunteer)
Lorelee was appointed to the inaugural council and served as a public member from 2011 to 2019. During her time on council she was able to inform many initiatives that improved care for Albertans.
Alberta Strategic Clinical Network for Cancer (volunteer)
Lorelee was asked to join the core committee in January 2013 as a Family Advisor and continues to volunteer in this role to the present day. She works collaboratively to support evidence-informed improvements and bring innovation to health care. Highlights of her current and past work include:
Community Addiction & Mental Health
Lorelee's current work in addiction prevention and mental health promotion reflects her passion to make a positive impact and build resilience in our community. Lorelee has many initiatives that she worked on that have had a significant impact on residents of Lloydminster as well as Albertans. Highlights of her work include:
Supporting Healthy Individuals Navigating Emotions
Lorelee worked with the Lloydminster School Divisions to develop a proposal to fund mental health capacity building in our schools.
Lorelee is all about giving back to community – it is an important part of her daily life. Volunteerism helps to create connection, build resilience and help individuals and communities to thrive. Lorelee likes to be involved in practical and meaningful initiatives that help our community connect with each other and to the supports that help them on their life journey. It is a privilege for her to volunteer for Project Sunrise as an Animator for the Mental Health Prevention and Promotion Committee and to lead the development of the Lloydminster Mental Health Navigation Tool. www.LloydminsterMentalHealth.ca to see an example of her incredible work supporting those in need.
Lorelee grew up on a farm and was fortunate to know her neighbours, to feel a strong sense of community, to pitch-in when needed, and her whole life she has been committed to building community. She married Henry and they have enjoyed 36 years together, raised 3 children, have 2 daughter-in-laws and two sweet grandsons who bring them so much joy!
The energy industry brought us to the Lloydminster area in 1994 and is key to our families livelihood. We understand the complex and challenging issues the industry faces.
People are important to Lorelee and she is passionate about creating community; creating a vibrant community that people want to call home. A community where people want to raise their families. A community where people want to invest. A community where people can work and play.
Lorelee MARIN was the 2018 Chamber of Commerce Community Spirit Award Winner.
Lorelee with her parents, siblings and family. Henry & Lorelee have now welcomed 2 grandsons and are delighted to have a grand daughter coming in December.
A special event in Lloydminster and a proud moment for Lorelee as the first Lloydminster Youth Council members were sworn in at Council Chambers.
Lorelee co-founded the Lloydminster Youth Council with former Lloydminster City Councillor Jason Whiting.
September 10 2019 ~ Project Sunrise
It was truly a privilege for Lorelee to lead the development of the Lloydminster Mental Health Navigation Tool. The tool will help the community to learn about mental health and mental illness, learn strategies to build mental wellness, and help you navigate the resources and supports available in our community.
Lorelee with Lloydminster Mayor Gerald Aalbers and Vermilion Mayor Caroline McAuley celebrating their communities Smoke-Free Spaces Award which recognizes local governments and public bodies that have gone the extra mile to promote healthy, smoke-free indoor and outdoor spaces.
Supporting communities to adopt healthy public policy.
Wow! What an incredible honour to be recognized for being involved in community.
Lorelee's thoughts on volunteering: It really is a gift to myself and to my family because we benefit from being engaged in the community, from giving back and hope that every day it makes a positive impact.
Lorelee worked for 12 years as a Community Developer for the CCS. Advocating for Healthy Public Policy and support for people living with cancer. Significant Achievements:
Cancer Patient Navigator to Alberta/Lloydminster
National Relay for Life Smart Shop
National CancerConnection Committee
Smokefree Public Places Legislation
Project Design & Campaign Lead
Working Together to Build Healthy Communities & Youth Engagement Toolkits
Lorelee was privileged to serve as a public member of the Alberta Provincial Advisory Council for Cancer. For eight years, Lorelee informed the development and implementation of Alberta's Cancer Plan; identifying priorities, informing the strategic & operational plans, and encouraging wise management of operational funding while improving cancer care for Albertan's.
Since 2013 Lorelee has served as a Family Advisor for the Alberta Strategic Clinical Network for Cancer, working collaboratively to support evidence-informed improvements and bring innovation to health care.
Lorelee with Premier Hancock and
the Honourable MLA Dr Richard Starke
and Alison Starke.
The Lloyd Needs campaign and the Community Social Needs Assessment report will benefit the residents of Lloydminster for many years to come. It provides a new lens with which to view the community; achieved through collaboration with community partners.
Lorelee always enjoys connecting with the Rotary Clubs in Lloydminster and appreciates their passion for community. She has presented on various projects including her volunteer work with the Provincial Advisory Council Cancer, Maternal Mental Health, Project Sunrise Design Jam, and Lloydminster Youth Council.
Lorelee was named the Volunteer of the Year for Saskatchewan Soccer for her commitment to the game and players: Meridian Youth Soccer Association Board Rustlers FC Premier Soccer Team Manager
Canadian Soccer Association Club Nationals: Team Manager
Prairie All Star Training: Lakeland College & Rustlers FC Coordinator
As project manager, Lorelee invested a piece of her heart is in this resource to help build family resilience. Family resiliency is your family’s ability to cope with life’s challenges and to bounce forward from difficult times.
A couple times each year, Lorelee supports youth to share their voice - their perspective with decision makers and advocate for a healthy future. On this day three students were meeting with the Minister of Health.
Youth have a powerful voice and Lloydminster youth are change makers!
Lorelee & Henry enjoying an evening with Vermilion Mayor Caroline McAuley and her husband Cliff. Raising money for
Midwest Victim Services and experiencing the history and tradition of the RCMP.
Building the assets of youth is part of Lorelee's daily life. She supports youth in Lloydminster to participate in Pecha Kucha and encourages them to share their passion.
Lorelee engaged in meaningful conversation with Women Entrepreneurs at an event hosted by Startup Lloydminster.
Lorelee represented Alberta as a Patient & Family Advisor at the Canadian Cancer Research Conference in Ottawa. The learning was intense and the vision and passion was spectacular. Thank you to Alberta Cancer Foundation and AHS Cancer Care for supporting Lorelee to learn and bring back new knowledge to inform the Cancer Research Priorities in Alberta.
It was an amazing experience for Lorelee to present at the Inspiring Women's Conference. To share with women the importance of self-care and filling up their cup so they can pour into others.
In 2019 Lorelee took the certification program in Asset Based Community Development. She was so excited to be with global leaders and educators in community development. Lorelee is pictured with Paul Born, co-founder and co-CEO of Tamarack Institute and the Founder and Director of Vibrant Communities.
It was a privilege for Lorelee to be involved in the development of Alberta's Cancer Plan to 2030 and each year was invited to provide feedback and an opportunity to advocate for progress on achieving the strategies set out.
Lorelee supported youth in Lloydminster to advocate for healthy public policy.
Lloyd Flavour...Gone! was honored to receive the Canadian Cancer Society -
Jacquie Calvert Award for Excellence
in Prevention of Cancer.
Swearing in the new Youth Council is always one of Lorelee's favourite days of the year! The vision of the LYC is to build a community of future leaders by facilitating youth involvement within the City of Lloydminster.
Raising $$ and awareness for the Thorpe Recovery Centre which provides life-changing programs and supports for people living with addiction and their families. Four years ago, we lost our nephew as a result of a substance-use disorder. Brad was a vibrant young man who was very much loved. I want to raise awareness and understanding about the disease of addiction, and share how we can all play a role in supporting individuals living with addiction and help them on their journey to recovery. It is important for me to be a Sober Hero and encourage a culture where we can prevent addiction and promote mental well-being.