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Profile - Councillor Andrew Foulds

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Councillor Andrew Foulds

Current River Ward

Res:     (807) 766-9914



Andrew Foulds is serving his third term as a city councillor for Current River Ward in Thunder Bay. He takes a passionate interest in issues such as: poverty, economic development, parks, and the environment – especially climate adaptation.

He is currently a teacher of Biology, Science and Civics/Careers at Superior Collegiate and Vocational Institute.  Prior to joining the Superior Collegiate Staff, he taught at Thunder Bay’s Hillcrest High School, Port Arthur Collegiate and Hammarskjold High Schools.

He began teaching in Arctic Bay on Baffin Island (where he was also appointed Deputy Fire Chief). He returned to Thunder Bay in the fall of 1998.

He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1996 with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree and from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Education degree in 1997.

He is driven to serve and has profound commitment to public service.  He is serving on the following boards and committees: Waterfront Business Improvement Area, District Social Services, Earthcare Advisory Committee, Lakehead Conservation Authority, Youth, Community and Cultural Appeals Committee and has been very active in the OSSTF and the Thunder Bay Labour Council.

From an early age, he has been passionate about sports including soccer, baseball and, most especially, swimming.  His longstanding involvement in swimming took him to provincial, national and international championships.  He was captain of the U of T Varsity Blues swim team for two years.

The eldest son of Jim and Judy Foulds, Councillor Foulds was born in 1972 at the Port Arthur General Hospital.

He is married to fellow-teacher, Kristine Hilden. He loves to go camping and fishing with their three children – Alex, Luke, and Matthew.

current Boards & Committees:  

  • The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board
  • Thunder Bay Emergency Shelter
  • Waterfront Development Committee
  • Graffiti Advisory Committee 
  • City of Thunder Bay Appeals Committee - Community and Cultural Funding
  • EarthCare Committee
  • Vice Chair for Committee of the Whole Community Services Session

Past Boards & Committees:

  • Thunder Bay District Social Services Administration Board
  • Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
  • Waterfront Development Committee
  • Board of Management for the Heart of the Harbour BIA
  • Strategic Master Fire Plan Steering Committee
  • EarthCare Committee