I hope this message finds you well. I am writing to share good news from yesterday's budget meeting.
As you might be aware, I launched the City's Parks Ambassador program during my career as a Manager in Parks, Forestry & Recreation. Started in 2003, Parks Ambassador staff work to foster good relationships with homeless and street involved individuals and establish effective communication between homeless communities and agencies and city divisions.
Over 35 people addressed City Council with passion and conviction which was great to see. I thought it important for people to have access to my speech. I hope you like it.
"Mayor Tory, members of council, it is an honour to appear before you as an applicant for the interim councillor position for ward 28
I have been a resident and community volunteer in ward 28 for most of my life. I was born and raised in Regent Park with my 12 siblings and I live in Cabbagetown. This ward has always been my home.