Signing up to vote is easy, it’s free, and you have a chance to choose the candidate to represent you in the Ontario Liberal Party, and, ultimately, in the general election in 2022. This is an opportunity for you to have a voice in changing the landscape in our province!
We need all voices represented
As the eldest of three children in a Vietnamese immigrant household, I watched my parents work hard to create a new life in Canada for their growing family in their adoptive home. Since having my own family, I have come to appreciate even more the challenges and benefits of living downtown and am eager to work towards positive change for families of all kinds in Spadina-Fort York.
I've always been a community builder
Growing up, our family benefited greatly from the unparalleled generosity of this country and its people, and I have long been eager to return that gift. I started to do this at a young age, through volunteering in my Chinatown and Kensington Market neighbourhood.
From my work as a Parliamentary intern for Sheila Copps and Libby Davies, through building programs to encourage young women to vote, to my Masters in Health, Community and Development from the London School of Economics, I soon became aware that decision-makers and institutions were rarely inclusive of community members like me.
I know that we need change
If nothing else, the last year has shown us that the systems that we have built need to change. They don't reflect the needs of many, particularly our most vulnerable, and many of them are inequitable. That’s why I have spent the last twenty years of my professional life as a leader in the non-profit and political sectors working hard for this city: building organizations, unlocking resources, and helping others make their voices heard.
As a mother of two, I feel more urgency than ever to improve the world we live in, and to improve the systems that make them work. This post-pandemic world is an opportunity for transformation, and we need brave new leadership.
We need innovative approaches that focus on systemic change, deep collaboration, and the courage to break from our past.
This is why I want to challenge the status quo, creating a political culture that responds readily to the varied needs of our communities. This is why I want to fight for a culture of prosperity, progress, and equity that all Canadians deserve.
I want to do all of this in Spadina-Fort York—the community that gave me my start. I want to take my local, national and global experience, my drive for genuine growth and change, and bring that gift home.
Sign up to vote for me today.