Chantelle de Jonge was born and raised in rural, Southern Alberta. Currently a resident of Chestermere, she believes that it is time for a new conservative voice to represent the riding of Chestermere-Strathmore.
Chantelle grew up on a farm and worked for the family business for many years. With six siblings, Chantelle values family and believes that this is the foundation of a strong community. Chantelle’s faith and her church community are also important to her. She volunteers for Faith Beyond Belief, an organization which teaches and helps people explain their faith, helping in various roles at their annual Be Ready conference. Chantelle believes in giving back to the community through volunteer efforts, and dedicates a lot of her time to volunteering, both abroad and at home. She volunteers for The Sunrise of Life Center, a home for street children in Tanzania, and has spoken at several fundraising events throughout Alberta in support of the SOL Center. She has also volunteered for “The Journey Forward”, a program hosted by the City of Calgary’s Youth Employment Center, talking to teenagers in high schools throughout the Calgary area about career choices. Chantelle has her trades diploma in dental assisting and has worked in the dental industry for nearly a decade. She was previously the president of the Calgary Dental Assistants Association, representing her profession in the greater Calgary area. She also sat on the board as the Education Chair and organized a continuing education conference for her fellow dental assistants. Chantelle has also spent time volunteering as a dental assistant on The Alex’s Dental Health Bus, providing dental services to low-income children and adults.
Chantelle has a bachelor’s degree with distinction in economics and philosophy from the University of Calgary, and has made the Dean’s List each year of her studies. Chantelle was awarded the Professor Z.M. Kubinski Prize in Economics for two research projects on Canadian economic issues.