Rod Loyola is concerned with currrent policy changes of both the Conservative and Liberal governments in Canada and has honed in on neighbourhood issues. Rod is focused on bringing his experience to local programs and projects.
Before being elected as the MLA for Edmonton-Ellerlsie, he was the President of the Non-Academic Staff Association at the University of Alberta and volunteered on a number of boards and organizations.
- President of the Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA the Union) at the University of Alberta
- Regional Vice-President for Edmonton for the Alberta NDP
- Chair of the Public Interest Alberta Post-Secondary Education Task Force
- Executive Board Member, Secretary of the Friends of Medicare
- Executive Board Member, 1st Vice-President of the Knottwood Community League
- Founding Member of the Mill Woods Artists Collective
- Executive Board Member, President of the Memoria Viva Society of Edmonton
- Access Producer of the Shaw Television Community Program “Nosotros”