Teale Phelps Bondaroff

Elected:  2022

Phone: 250-882-6261

Email: teale.phelps.bondaroff@saanich.ca

Personal summary:

  • Born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Lives in Saanich near Rutledge Park with his partner Stephanie
  • Speaks English, French, and Spanish (intermediate)
  • Enjoys reading, playing hockey, supporting little free libraries in the region

Career experience:

  • Director of Research, OceansAsia
  • Research Coordinator, BC Humanist Association
  • Freelance researcher for various organizations and projects relating to international fisheries crime and marine conservation, including the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Sea Ranger Service, and The Black Fish.
  • Former Teacher and Debate Coach, Glenlyon Norfolk School


  • PhD, Politics and International Studies – University of Cambridge (2014)
  • BA, International Relations – University of Calgary (2009)
  • BA (honours), Political Science – University of Calgary (2009)

Saanich Council appointments (current):

  • Chair, Active Transportation Advisory Committee
  • Director, Royal McPherson Theatre Society Board
  • Trustee, Greater Victoria Public Library Board

Capital Regional District appointments (current):

  • Director, Regional Water Supply Commission

 Previous appointments:

  • Healthy Saanich Advisory Committee (December 2019 – December 2020)

 Community and volunteers services:

  • Chair and Co-founder, AccessBC Campaign for free prescription contraception (2017 to present).
  • Board Member, Greater Victoria Placemaking Network (2017 to 2022).
  • Debate Coach, Alberni District Secondary School (2016 to 2022).
  • Lead Organizer, BC Provincial High School Mock Trial Competition (2014 to 2019).
  • Commentator on BC Politics, Le Débrief, 107.9 CILS FM (2017).
  • Volunteer, Victoria Tool Library (2016 to 2019).

 Selected Awards:

  • Victoria Community Leadership Award, in recognition for work on Victoria Placemaking Network ‘Little Free Library Mapping Project,’ with Stephanie Ferguson (2017).
  • Commonwealth Scholarship and Cambridge Trust, University of Cambridge (2009-2012).
  • Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) (2009-2010)
  • President’s Plate, for service to the Cambridge University Ice Hockey Club (CUIHC) (2012 and 2013).
  • Chancellor’s Club Scholarship, University of Calgary (2004-2008).