Read the OneCity Park Board platform here: https://www.onecityvancouver.ca/platform_parks
OneCity believes there's room for everyone in our city to thrive. As we welcome more neighbours, equitable access to green space and community centres is more important than ever. No neighbourhood should be left behind. Serena and the OneCity Park Board Commissioners will stand up for Indigenous rights, climate action, equity, and affordability. They will work with the City and School Board to create complete neighborhoods with trees, shade, play, and sports for all.
Serena Jackson (they/them) co-chairs Vancouver's 2SLGBTQ+ Advisory Committee. Jackson works as a case manager for at-risk youth at Pacific Community Resource Society where they support young people transitioning out of homelessness and into supported housing in East Van. They are an active member of local mutual aid networks and have previously served on Women Transforming Cities' Board of Directors
Reason for running
Our parks and community centres aren’t serving everyone, and we know that people with disabilities, seniors, young families, our unhoused neighbours, and youth, have needs that aren’t being met. When we make our parks and community centres make sense for any one of these groups, everyone benefits. I want to see accessible bathrooms, water fountains, benches, bike racks, and covered gathering spaces in our parks in every neighbourhood. I want to see our community centres expand out-of-school care like day camps and after-school programs so that all families have access to high-quality, safe, and affordable options.
As Park Board Commissioner, I will always keep my top priorities in mind: Equity and Accessibility, Climate Action, and Indigenous Rights.