Meet Kieron Testart
Kieron lives with his son Corbin in Yellowknife and is proud to call the Northwest Territories home. He was raised in the North, in a family professionally committed to public service. Through his parents’ work, Kieron learned about the unique challenges faced by Northern communities. This started a life-long commitment to his community and territory.
He served as deputy sheriff and peace officer for 5 years, where he dealt directly with issues of criminal justice, poverty, and addictions. He understands how systemic issues affect Northern communities on a daily basis. Through his work as a policy analyst for the Government of the NWT, Kieron demonstrated the knowledge and experience to guide policy development to ensure it met the needs of Northerners.
His passion for politics and commitment began at a young age. In 2012, Kieron was elected as President of the Liberal Party of Canada (NWT) and as a member of National Board of Directors of the Liberal Party of Canada. In 2013 he was the Western Arctic Co-chair for the Justin Trudeau Liberal Leadership Campaign. In 2015 he was an official Liberal Nomination candidate for the NWT. He frequently contributes to political discussion in the NWT through local media, social media, and at community events.
Kieron is passionate about supporting young people develop their potential. He is a board member of Canadian Parents For French – NWT and a youth mentor with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Canada.
He enjoys film and theatre and is a supporter of the local arts. He has been involved with community theatre and has performed in locally produced independent films.
Kieron is a graduate of École Sir John Franklin High School and the University of Lethbridge.