About Joachim

With passion and connected vision of community, Joachim understands how positive support and social innovation can change lives, and one need only look at his own trail of successes and endeavors to understand the impact of his positive energy.  By taking the time to discover what matters most to people and seeking creative solutions, Joachim is able to overcome obstacles and turn ideas into action.

Joachim lives with his wife April and their two daughters, Anneke and Zofia in Halifax, where they continue to contribute to their neighborhood in Halifax-Chebucto—the same community where he grew up.

Joachim is approachable, accessible, and enjoys conversing with constituents about issues that matter to them, so be sure to get in touch with him through Facebook, Twitter, or e-mail.

Driven by a vision that determines his role as a father, neighbor, business owner, son, employer, and friend, Joachim Stroink has the ability to combine action and innovation to make things happen.  This vision is simple: create a positive and sustainable future for his family, business, and community.  Elected to the Nova Scotia Legislature in 2013, he understands the needs of his community, through a focus on building relationships, his own inquisitive nature, and a successful career dedicated to community building, sustainable growth, and local economic impact.

In addition to being the owner and manager of the Trail Shop and Rackology family of businesses, Joachim has experienced a widespread and enduring impact on many different communities in Nova Scotia through his contribution to countless endeavours such as The Halifax Oval, Not Since Moses Race, Great Canadian Backyard Campout, the Learning Disability Association of Nova Scotia, and Camp Brigadoon, which included swimming across the Northumberland Strait to raise funds and awareness.

Family

Family

Joachim lives with his wife April and their two daughters, Anneke and Zofia in Halifax, where they continue to contribute to their neighborhood in Halifax-Chebucto—the same community where he grew up.
Business

Business

A successful entrepreneur and business leader, Joachim is the owner and manager of the Trail Shop and Rackology family of businesses, both located in Halifax.
Community

Community

Joachim has contributed to countless endeavours such as The Halifax Oval, Not Since Moses Race, Great Canadian Backyard Campout, the Learning Disability Association of Nova Scotia, and Camp Brigadoon.

Why I Ran

“I’ve grown up and lived in Halifax Chebucto my whole life, I love it here, which is why my family calls it home.  The more I became involved in the community as an entrepreneur and small business owner, it became apparent that I wanted to make a greater impact.  I’m an entrepreneur and recognize the backbone of Nova Scotia is small business.  I wanted to be a part of change in this province, to create an environment of innovation in our schools, universities, and community.  We need to invest in our kids and in our future.  This is my home, this is where I live, this is where I want my kids to grow up, and this is where I want to grow old. “

Joachim Stroink

Select Nova Scotia

Select Nova Scotia

Select NS is the Province’s “buy local” marketing campaign. A hugely successful effort it has been expanded to include a variety of local products and services.

He For She

He For She

It’s time to unify our efforts. He For She is a solidarity movement for gender equality that brings together one half of humanity n support of the other half of humanity, for the benefit of all.

Brigadoon

Brigadoon

Brigadoon Village offers year-round programming for children with chronic illness, chronic condition, or special needs from all over Atlantic Canada. Summer programs usually run for a week while Fall and Winter programs are offered on weekends.