Welcome and thank you for visiting my official website. I am delighted to have this opportunity to seek election for the City Councillor position in Ward 42.
I am eagerly looking forward to this election campaign, as it will give me yet another opportunity to share my vision for the City of Toronto with all of you while learning about your ideas and potential solutions to the very issues that are confronting us today.
I have made the decision to run for this position mainly because I feel that Ward 42 definitely deserves a leader who will improve its profile; bring additional opportunities and resources; engage the residents meaningfully in municipal governance; and last but not least, represent the ward by being a strong, reliable and progressive voice at the City Council. This is exactly what I am prepared to do and to do it well.
I strongly believe that I have the skills and the experience necessary to build a City that is efficient, transparent, inclusive and accountable. In addition, I have a proven track record of community development and social planning in the past sixteen years that will guide me in addressing local issues in the community effectively.
Fourteen years of experience in community development and social services, ten years of experience in senior management role as well as four years of experience as an elected official together will definitely assist me in being an effective City Councillor for all ward 42 residents.
I have a very strong familiarity with and connection to the Ward. Working in two high schools and five elementary schools in the area has given me tremendous amount of insight into the neighbourhood and has provided me with very positive and healthy relationships with the community members. My involvement with Malvern Family Resource Centre, Malvern Community Coalition, Scarborough Youth Task Force, Colour of Poverty Coalition and many other organizations has provided me the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to be a City Councillor who understands not only the issues but also the solutions.
My team is very interested in hearing from you. Please provide your input and suggestions to us. Using the “Have Your Say” section, you can provide us information about issues that are affecting you. Change is definitely possible if we all work together with a collective vision for our Ward and our City. I look forward to engaging with you in this journey to build a more inclusive, efficient, transparent and accountable City of Toronto.
Your Candidate for City Councillor
Scarborough Rouge River Ward 42
City of Toronto