Helen Shwery
for Ward 1
Meet Helen


Helen Shwery
for Ward 1

Meet Helen

Meet Helen

Tired of politics as usual? Helen will bring a refreshing approach to local governance. Helen is a plain-spoken, no-nonsense person. She’s not a talker. She’s a do-er. She’s a mother, grandmother, business owner, audit and fraud specialist, and a fed-up taxpayer.

Helen spent her teenage years in Cambridge on a farm near the airport and now lives in Ward 1 with her family.

She has been involved in countless community organizations, such as: founding board member of the Canadian Health Care Anti-Fraud Association; volunteered at Grand River Hospital; currently volunteers for various political campaigns; her church and is a board member and past president of her condominium corporation.

Nothing slows down this double lung transplant recipient.

If not me then who? And if not now, then when?

"Cambridge is a hidden treasure! I am running because I love our city!"

"I will bring a refreshing approach to local governance. I love my city and I'm running for everyone in ward 1 who has a strong desire to make this ward and this city competitive, safe and the best place to build a future. We must all step up and do our part and I'm dedicating my campaign to restoring your voice. I will work for the people and will be answerable to the people."

"I can't wait to roll up my sleeves and get to work on your behalf at City Hall."

Learn more about Helen Shwery

Action Plan

Helen's "to do" list of urgent actions is short and to the point:

  • Community Consultations:
    Large projects must have residents’ input prior to proceeding. Citizens' rights must be protected and heard.
  • Public Safety:
    Be a strong advocate for safer streets and neighborhoods.
  • Housing Solutions:
    Lobby to cut red tape so developers and builders can get shovels in the ground faster. Building more houses helps lower the price of houses.
  • Budget Accountability:
    Safeguard taxpayer money like it was my own and meticulously review and identify efficiencies, while at the same time prioritizing essential infrastructure improvements.

    “Your voice will be my voice!”

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Your generosity and support will make a big difference and help the success of this campaign.


How to donate

By e-Transfer

Please email your money transfers and ensure your transfer is sent from a personal account, not a business account.

By Cheque

Please make cheque payable to Helen Shwery. Contact Helen to arrange for pickup.


I need your help. Join the campaign to take action on property and business taxes, improve city infrastructure, and bring back community consultation. Please fill out the form below:

Where to Vote

Election day is Monday, November 13

Allen Reuter Centre
Chestnut Room
507 King Street East
Langs Community Centre
Green Lounge
1145 Concession Rd.
W.G. Johnson Centre
Activities Room
31 Kribs Street
City Hall
Bowman Room
50 Dickson Street

The City of Cambridge offers both in-person and online voting options.

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Contact Helen


Helen Shwery is looking forward to meeting and getting to know her neighbours in ward 1. She can't wait to roll up her sleeves and get to work on your behalf at City Hall.

You can reach Helen at:

Phone: 226-552-8884

Or simply use the contact form.