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This is Stephen’s second run as Councillor for the City of Victoria, having placed 9th in 2018 with more than 9,000 votes.
Stephen Andrew is the former Executive Director of Kidney Cancer Canada, a patient and a survivor of Stage IV metastatic Kidney Cancer. For the past 10-years, doctors cannot find any evidence of disease (NED), 9 of those years without any form of drug therapy.
Stephen Andrew first became involved in Kidney Cancer Canada as a patient in 2008 And shortly after, was speaking at patient meetings and as the emcee for the organizations Annual Patient and Caregiver Forums. Stephen joined the board of Kidney Cancer Canada in 2014 and in In April 2017, he stepped down from his position as Vice Chair and Secretary to take on the role of Executive Director.
The former journalist is best known for his work as a television reporter, anchor and radio talk show host who has worked for several news outlets including CTV, CBC, CHEK, and C-FAX radio. His work has been recognized with 10 Edward R. Murrow Awards and the Jack Webster Award for Best Television Reporting.
He was instrumental in drawing attention to the need for oral therapy for metastatic patients to be provided by the Government of B.C. Within days of interviewing then Health Minister George Abbott on his radio program the province agreed to pay for the therapy for all B.C. patients.
His work covering the issue of homelessness has been recognized by the Victoria homeless community and his reporting on public health has been recognized with an Award of Merit from the Public Health Association of British Columbia.
He is the Vice Chair of Run Sport, the organization that produces the TC10K and he served on the boards of the Victoria Press Club and Lifetime Networks.
Stephen’s volunteer work includes helping to raise money for many community organizations including; the Victoria Citizen’s Counselling Centre, the BC-SPCA, Kaleidoscope Theatre, Intrepid Theatre (producers of the Victoria Fringe Festival) and Camp Goodtimes through the Canadian Cancer Society.
Stephen has also been a frequent emcee and moderator at dozens of community events.