ABOUTMAJA

Maja was first elected to the District of Sooke Council in 2008 and returned to office three years later in 2011. Bright, personable and energetic, she dedicated long hours to community service, and supported successful initiatives including the Hope Center. ​

An active volunteer, her commitments included: Sooke Harbourside Lions (2007 to2014); Sooke Adults Supporting Sooke Youth (2006-08); Sooke Capital Grant Review Committee (2006-08); Leadership Victoria (2005-2006); The Victoria Women’s Sexual Assault Centre (1999 - 2003); Girl Guides of Canada (1994 to 1996) and Yamoto, Japan - Lee Rose English School (1992 to 1993).

Maja was elected as Mayor in 2014 to focus on her priorities of connecting with Sooke residents, meeting with current and potential business owners, as well as the critical work of balancing work in the community with the necessary advocacy role to senior levels of government.

As Mayor of Sooke, Maja is passionate about building healthy communities and she understands that access to services and resources to support families and seniors is essential to improving the quality of life for residents in Sooke. She is actively lobbying to seek a solution for the more than 4,600 Sooke residents without a family doctor. For more than a year there has been a collaborative partnership between the District of Sooke, West Coast Family Medical Clinic, Island Health, and the South Island Division of Family Practice to address the shortfall in primary healthcare in Sooke and the western communities.

Additional highlights of Tait’s first term as Mayor include our town centre beautification with the completion of the popular round-about and matched with improved traffic flow and safety features such as sidewalks, signal light improvements, landscaping and seasonal lighting.

Her leadership on funding decisions resulted in council supporting new and future recreational facilities such as the artificial turf field, along with a range of SEAPARC improvements including the acquisition and operation of the Demamiel Creek golf course, the $2.5 million expansion plan, support for an all-season court/lacrosse box, trail and park enhancements.

Maja has led on strategic action for a variety of other important fronts, including modernization of municipal operation including responsible fiscal management, affordable housing initiatives and new business starts in the Sooke town centre.

As Mayor, Maja Tait is well known for her demonstrated practical, common-sense leadership and her returning civility and fair process to council meetings.  

Maja was born in Calgary and raised in the hamlet of Bragg Creek, Alberta in the foothills of the Rockies.  Maja has a deep appreciation for small-town life. As a young adult she lived in Japan before moving to Vancouver Island in the mid-1990s. She and her husband relocated to Sooke in 2004 when irresistibly drawn by the region’s charm, history, wild setting and the diversity of its people. They joyfully welcomed their son Ewan in 2015 and their dog Sandy in 2017.

As a mother to a young child, and a daughter to aging parents, Maja enjoys reading, travel, her bike and time in the garden

Appointments

  • CRD Capital Regional District Board
  • Active member of Regional Parks, Environmental Services, Transportation, Finance and First Nations Task Force
  • Capital Regional Hospital Board
  • Greater Victoria Transit Commission

Committees:

  • Mayor’s Primary Health Working Services Group
  • Sooke Planning Steering Committee
  • Westshore Primary Care Steering Committee 
  • UBCM Union of British Columbia Municipalities
  • 1st Vice
  • 2nd vice (2017-18)
  • Chair, Health and Social Development Committee
  • 3rd Vice President (2016-17)

 UBCM Appointment:  

  • Community Paramedicine Provincial Advisory Committee. 
  • Joint Provincial-Local Government Committee on Cannabis Regulation

Awards

  • Leadership Victoria Alumni Award Year 2015
  • Sooke Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year 2012 

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ABOUTMAJA

Maja was first elected to the District of Sooke Council in 2008 and returned to office three years later in 2011. Bright, personable and energetic, she dedicated long hours to community service, and supported successful initiatives including the Hope Center. ​

An active volunteer, her commitments included: Sooke Harbourside Lions (2007 to2014); Sooke Adults Supporting Sooke Youth (2006-08); Sooke Capital Grant Review Committee (2006-08); Leadership Victoria (2005-2006); The Victoria Women’s Sexual Assault Centre (1999 - 2003); Girl Guides of Canada (1994 to 1996) and Yamoto, Japan - Lee Rose English School (1992 to 1993).

Maja was elected as Mayor in 2014 to focus on her priorities of connecting with Sooke residents, meeting with current and potential business owners, as well as the critical work of balancing work in the community with the necessary advocacy role to senior levels of government.

As Mayor of Sooke, Maja is passionate about building healthy communities and she understands that access to services and resources to support families and seniors is essential to improving the quality of life for residents in Sooke. She is actively lobbying to seek a solution for the more than 4,600 Sooke residents without a family doctor. For more than a year there has been a collaborative partnership between the District of Sooke, West Coast Family Medical Clinic, Island Health, and the South Island Division of Family Practice to address the shortfall in primary healthcare in Sooke and the western communities.

Additional highlights of Tait’s first term as Mayor include our town centre beautification with the completion of the popular round-about and matched with improved traffic flow and safety features such as sidewalks, signal light improvements, landscaping and seasonal lighting.

Her leadership on funding decisions resulted in council supporting new and future recreational facilities such as the artificial turf field, along with a range of SEAPARC improvements including the acquisition and operation of the Demamiel Creek golf course, the $2.5 million expansion plan, support for an all-season court/lacrosse box, trail and park enhancements.

Maja has led on strategic action for a variety of other important fronts, including modernization of municipal operation including responsible fiscal management, affordable housing initiatives and new business starts in the Sooke town centre.

As Mayor, Maja Tait is well known for her demonstrated practical, common-sense leadership and her returning civility and fair process to council meetings.  

Maja was born in Calgary and raised in the hamlet of Bragg Creek, Alberta in the foothills of the Rockies.  Maja has a deep appreciation for small-town life. As a young adult she lived in Japan before moving to Vancouver Island in the mid-1990s. She and her husband relocated to Sooke in 2004 when irresistibly drawn by the region’s charm, history, wild setting and the diversity of its people. They joyfully welcomed their son Ewan in 2015 and their dog Sandy in 2017.

As a mother to a young child, and a daughter to aging parents, Maja enjoys reading, travel, her bike and time in the garden

Appointments

  • CRD Capital Regional District Board
  • Active member of Regional Parks, Environmental Services, Transportation, Finance and First Nations Task Force
  • Capital Regional Hospital Board
  • Greater Victoria Transit Commission

Committees:

  • Mayor’s Primary Health Working Services Group
  • Sooke Planning Steering Committee
  • Westshore Primary Care Steering Committee 
  • UBCM Union of British Columbia Municipalities
  • 1st Vice
  • 2nd vice (2017-18)
  • Chair, Health and Social Development Committee
  • 3rd Vice President (2016-17)

 UBCM Appointment:  

  • Community Paramedicine Provincial Advisory Committee. 
  • Joint Provincial-Local Government Committee on Cannabis Regulation

Awards

  • Leadership Victoria Alumni Award Year 2015
  • Sooke Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year 2012 

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