Four years ago, I began a journey with the desire to serve our community when I registered to run for a seat on the TDSB. I didn’t know where that would lead, but four years later, I am privileged to have served as the Toronto District School Board Trustee for our Ward and Vice-Chair of the Board.

In 2014, facing numerous challenges across the city, we Trustees rolled up our sleeves to work together and build consensus, so that we could strengthen our communities through better schools, more services, and an education system that works for all of us. Over the last four years, I have seen first hand the positive changes that hard work has brought. I have felt the impact that good local representatives can have on their communities. Working with community I successfully saved the greenspace at Bannockburn School from being sold by the TDSB, secured Provincial funding for Baycrest PS and Daycare to move into a new home and fought to see the closed Vaughan Road Academy converted into a partial community hub.

In 2018, I am continuing that journey towards building a stronger Toronto. Our city needs a Council whose members understand the challenges we face, and Ward 14 needs a Councillor who is present and focused on what’s important to all of us. Someone who will work to protect the neighbourhood from over-development, support strong Neighbourhood Associations and BIA’s. Fight for daycare places, seniors programming and safe streets. Work for better transit, to see Vision Zero come to life and work for an equitable and inclusive city where everyone has the opportunity to succeed.

I am looking forward to meeting you in the coming months and hope that we can start working together to build a stronger community, and a stronger Toronto.