Together, we will bring the priorities of our community to the forefront.
Now is the time to make bold changes that we know will make our city stronger and our community a more vibrant, rewarding home for ALL.
For years, I have wished for a representative who would listen to every person with sincerity and honestly value diversity of experiences and opinions, who would use their time in office to get results for those people, as opposed to focusing on getting re-elected. I’ve decided to be that person.
I've decided that, instead of desperately hoping that someone would step up and run as a voice for working families and people who never get seriously prioritized, I would answer that call.
Ipiihkoohkanipiaohtsi is a ward full of working people; young working families, people new to Canada, people moving into retirement. We are facing more difficult economic times. People are struggling to pay their mortgages or rent. People are struggling to keep food in the fridge. We need to encourage community participation in reaching out for support and supporting those in need. We need our neighbourhoods to be safe, desirable spaces where we can live, work and play. From students to seniors, our city should be attractive for every life stage. Those looking to buy a home, raise a family, build a strong career path, settle into retirement, or those just trying to make ends meet, all deserve reliable, affordable public services and a government that has their back and puts them first.
I want to increase the number of gathering places in this ward. Communities are strengthened when there are opportunities to get to know each other and to actively engage. I would like to see more recreation options and even coffee shops and local music and other active spaces. These are the things that make neighbourhoods fun and attractive and act as economic and social stimulants.
I am in the process of consulting with Ward residents, and they will direct my ultimate prioritization of issues because I am here to fight for them and make sure they have what they need from their city. I bring a lot of passion to local issues and a number of themes have emerged through my conversations with residents that I care deeply about in relation to my life and work:
BUILDING STRONGER COMMUNITIES
We can have what we need in our community to raise healthy families and pursue social and economic opportunities to lead meaningful, fulfilling lives.
We can deliver programs and services in an affordable, financially responsible way without compromising quality, reliability and value for dollars.
We can be more inclusive and sustainable while we continue to be leaders in innovation, entrepreneurship, and neighbourhood-level advocacy.
We can do these things together, with better leadership, greater collaboration, and more meaningful public engagement.