About Emilie

Emilie Coyle is a mother, lawyer, community builder and proud third generation resident of College Ward.

As Councillor for College Ward, Emilie will bring her professionalism, dedication and enthusiasm to help build better communities and a more vibrant city.

Currently the Director of the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program, housed at the University of Ottawa, Emilie has practiced family, criminal and immigration law. She is a long-time champion of public engagement and has a proven track record of community engagement and leadership.

In addition to her professional accomplishments as a bilingual legal professional and not-for-profit advocate, Emilie is a co-founder of Parents 4 Diversity, a citizen’s group working with parents and teachers to address discrimination with the goal of making schools safer for all children and youth.

As a working mother of two, Emilie balances her passion for community with a dynamic career and managing a young family (and sometimes finds time to train for the odd triathlon).

A strong voice for College Ward, Emilie will bring fresh new perspective and energy to the representation of our community, using her skills as a bridge-builder and solutions-driven leader, to develop timely concrete solutions to ward issues and push for greater transparency and public accountability at City Hall.

Emilie is confident, inquisitive, positive, and well-organized. She addresses complex community issues by listening and collaborating with others to identify strengths and opportunities and overcome challenges.

Emilie Coyle lives in Briargreen with her husband, Adam, an engineer, and their two children: Niko, 10 and Maia, 13. She has a BA in International Studies, a Master of Education and a Juris Doctor degree in law.