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Lynn (Fairall) Perrin
Bachelor of General Studies / Sociology Minor UFV and
Master of Public Policy SFU

Lynn (Fairall) Perrin

Education and Training:

Post Secondary Education:

Master of Public Policy, 2008, Simon Fraser University
Courses in: Economics, Political Analysis, Policy Analysis, Quantitative Research Methods, Program Evaluation, Health Policy, First Nations Policy, Strategic Planning

Opinion Editorial Vancouver Sun June 16, 2008

Major Research Project: Policies to Promote the Security and Development of Farmers’ Markets in British Columbia
Click here to read the project.

Common Sense Canadian June 2011 op-ed:

Vancouver Co-op radio Dec. 2011 interview:


Bachelor of General Studies / Sociology Minor, 2006, University College of the Fraser Valley
Courses in: Political Science, Geography, Philosophy, Communications, Fine Art, Criminology, History, Agriculture, Qualitative Research Methods, Economics

Skills and Abilities:

  • Self-starter who uses innovative approaches to attain goals of the organization
  • Extensive experience in written and verbal communications with co-workers, supervisors and stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with a diverse range of individuals and groups in a collaborative manner
  • Experience at creating a positive working environments with co-workers, managers and stakeholders both inside and outside government
  • Extensive experience in negotiating, facilitating and collaborating to resolve problems
  • Approach needs for change to existing programs in an innovative manner by using existing structures in a new way order to keep input costs at a minimum while maintaining consistency with legislation and regulations
  • Extensive use of Microsoft word processing, data, spreadsheet and power point programs


Psychology, Sociology and Criminology at the University College of the Fraser Valley, Kwantlen College and Simon Fraser University.
Industrial Sociology, Labour History, Economics, Political Science, Labour Law at the University of Ottawa


Community Economic Development, Financial Assistance for Small Businesses, Marketing

Employment Related Training:

Correctional Staff College:

Introduction to Supervision
Methods of Instruction
Conflict Resolution
Cross Cultural Awareness
E.A.P. Referral Agent
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing


Justice Institute:

Conflict in Organizations


E.A.P. Related Courses:

North American Congress on E.A.P. Halifax
Awareness '89 E.A.P. Conference, Vancouver
Input '91 E.A.P. Conference, Ottawa


Canadian Labour Congress:

Instructor Training




Skills Knowledge and Experience:

  • public policy analysis
  • research
  • administration
  • course development
  • advocacy
  • staff surveys
  • project development
  • marketing / promotion
  • strategic planning
  • budget development
  • course administration
  • referral
  • public speaking
  • retail sales
  • photography
  • policy development
  • budget administration
  • training / facilitating
  • program promotion / marketing
  • fund raising
  • special event development
  • farming

Extensive use of Microsoft Works programs, Paradox for Windows (database program)
MS Outlook, Internet



1993 –present
FairAll Consulting
Legal Researcher – Freedom of Information Specialist
Research , strategic planning, liaison, outreach, and advocacy for a small forest company.
Includes meeting with federal, provincial and aboriginal representatives. Extensive research with regard to forestry management in collaboration with my clients three lawyers in preparation for a number of legal actions.

April 2001 –September 2002
Owner Treefrog Gifts and Gallery
Ongoing liaison with local artists and artisans. Employer / employee relations for two part time staff. Management of accounts payable, PST, GST, payroll and bank reconciliation.

1999 –2001
Marketing and administration for small manufacturer of handmade wooden buttons for apparel and interior décor.

January – December 1992
United Way of the Lower Mainland
4543 Canada Way, Burnaby, B.C.
Consultant, Employee and Family Assistance Programs
Facilitate, co-ordinate and train workers in peer referral programs at various unionized worksites around the province. Facilitated courses such as Stress in the Workplace.

July 1990 – January 1992
Government of Canada, Correctional Service Regional Headquarters
Abbotsford, B.C.
Regional Coordinator, Employee Assistance Program (E.A.P.) Co-ordinate and administer the peer referral program for 15 worksites in the Pacific Region Union / Management E.A.P.
Which has 65 peer referral agents. Served as a member of the National Advisory Committee on E.A.P.

August 1986-July 1990
Government of Canada, Correctional Service
Matsqui Institution, Abbotsford, B.C.
Fleet Maintenance Clerk
Management of fleet of 34 vehicles for two prisons

January 1982 – July 1986
Government of Canada, Correctional Service
Regional Headquarters, Abbotsford, B.C.
Senior Accounts Payable Clerk
Payment of accounts under the Financial Administration Act of Canada

1978 –1991

Farmer; raised /marketed free range pork, beef poultry on small acreage.


Volunteer Activities:

2011 - present - Abbotsford Spokesperson Water Watch Mission-Abbotsford

2003 - 2005 - Abbotsford Farm and Country Market community input committee
and occasional vendor

2003 - 2005 - Glen Valley Organic Farm Co-operative volunteer

2003 - 2004 - Director Abbotsford Arts Council

1996 - 2005: BC NDP Standing Committee on Agriculture Co-chair 2003-2005

1996 –2002: Member of the Southern Gulf Islands Board of Variance – a tribunal to hear appeals to municipal by-laws (constituted under the Local Government Act).

2000-2002 :Mayne Island Director on Board of Trincomali Community Arts Council which represents five Southern Gulf Islands.

1996 – 2002: Member of Island Women Networking for Business which is a community based organization throughout the Southern Gulf Islands that assist women to become self employed and support those who are presently self employed.

1996 –1998, 2002 :Director of the Mayne Island Community Chamber of Commerce.

1995 –1997: Member of the Mayne Island Women's Resource Society and West Coast Rural Women's Network which are community based organizations that address the issue of violence against women.

1992 –1994: Member of the Task Force in Response to Violence Against Women for Abbotsford representing the United Way of the Fraser Valley.

1992: Participated in a national group of service providers in formulating a program on Workplace Awareness on Family violence sponsored by Health Canada and coordinated by the Justice Institute. Delivered / facilitated the pilot of the Introduction module (one of four one hour components).

1990-1993: Board of Directors of the United Way of the Fraser Valley representing the New Westminster and District Labour Council (35,000 members). First Vice President 1991/92.


Birthplace: Saskatchewan, Canada

Family Status: Parent of two adult daughters

Interests / Hobbies: sewing, cooking, photography, music, traveling

Sports: fishing, cross-country skiing, cycling


My Websites and Blogs

Just Politics In Abbotsford web site  / blog

Elect Lynn Perrin web site / blog
Info on my Water Watch Mission-Abbotsford volunteer activities

Op -eds
Mission and Abbotsford's Public-Private Water War

Footprint Press  Lynn Perrin- Post referendum update on Stave Lake
drinking water proposal



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