Who is James Howe?

Learn why James is running to be the new Councillor for Ward 10.

The Bio

  • 49 years old and has lived the majority of his life in Ward 10
    • Son of Barbara & David Howe; brother of Susan
  • Married to Marie-Helene Brais & father of two children ages 7 & 5. We live in downtown Kitchener in the Central Frederick neighbourhood.
  • Owner of Communicate & Howe!
    • Some of my clients are Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region, Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society & World Accord

Community Involvement

Lifelong connection to Ward 10

  • Simeon St. – 1+ years
  • Crescent St. – 6 1/2 years
  • Fife Ave. (just outside Ward 10 near Frederick & Bruce) – 6 years
  • Ahrens St. W. – 3 1/4 years
  • Merner Ave. – 24 years


  • King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario, Honours BA in Canadian History
  • St. Jerome’s High School
  • St. Anne’s Elementary School

Career Highlights

  • Owner, Communicate & Howe!
  • Director of Communications, YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo
  • Communications & Issue Marketing Coordinator, Daily Bread Food Bank in Toronto
  • Executive Assistant on Parliament Hill to John English M.P.

Member: NTEN (Nonprofit Technology Network) & International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)

Walking the Healthy Community Talk

In addition to what is listed above some examples of how James Howe believes in contributing to a healthy community are:

  • Avid pedestrian who also uses public transit in addition to a personal car shared with his wife. Occasional cyclist.
  • Member of Grand River Carshare
  • Front yard garden featuring native & drought resistant plants
  • Water infiltration gallery in back yard
  • Member of Bailey’s Local Foods
  • Member, Treehaus Collaborative Workspace
  • Often attends Community Conversation events held by Opportunities Waterloo Region
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