My platform was to be focused on the current issues we see in this District, EA recruitment and retention, a stronger relationship with The First Nations, zero tolerance racism policy and equity in the great socio-economic divide in Victoria.
Now however, I just want to ensure a slate with archaic ideas does not remove rights from students who identify as LGBTQ2S+.
I was born and raised in a small coal mining community on Cape Breton Island. My family and community have always been close knit. I have resided in Victoria's Fernwood area since 2005. When my oldest son went to school, I wanted to be as involved as possible in his education.
I began volunteering for everything I could and eventually became the PAC president. I advocated for the needs of vulnerable students in inner city schools by ensuring there were safe routes to and from school, painted murals to deter graffiti and advocated for a music space when the school lost theirs due to overcrowding.
I was asked to join the VCPAC as a director of communications and then I was elected the Chair. As VCPAC Chair I represented all parents in SD61 at the Board Table and advocated for individual families who were in need of assistance.