My first 360 days to implement when I become your next Vancouver City Councillor:
I will implement a pilot project for ‘Social (Rx) Prescribing in Vancouver to… Increasing our sense of connectedness, safety, and belonging. Ensuring young people can afford to live, play and work in Vancouver. Preventing healthcare burnout. Addressing the homelessness and homelessness in seniors. Designing and implementing a livable city for all. (It means we have to start now since we have an aging population we want to support and encourage outdoor activities. We must increase portable washrooms, benches, more free public and shaded spaces where young families and seniors can go to socialize around the city). Bridging, facilitating, and connecting all parties: Businesses, nonprofits, faith communities, government services, philanthropists, academic establishment, city officials. Implementing citywide living wage. (That means we have to find effective ways to remove any existing red tapes or barriers for anyone who wants to start a business and access support. I will work with local small businesses to ensure theirs can grow, succeed and be profitable).
Recently, Amie is a winner of the 2022 Top 25 Canadian Immigrant ‘national’ Awards (also known as the 'People's Choice Awards' for her commitment of making our city connected and where people can have a sense of belonging. A founder of Beyond The Conversation, a thriving global non-profit.
She is a Harvard University in Business School newly graduated through a scholarship program. The focus of her studies were in Social Innovation and Change Initiatives. In 2021 her work was recognized by 'GivingTuesday' as one of 50 grassroots community leaders and change-makers from around the globe. Making her a Starling Collective Global Fellow.
Amie believes in giving back to her community that has given much to her success and flourishing. Today she mentors and coaches an intergenerational group ages 16 to 70 plus. Her greatest joy is seeing people thriving and flourishing under her leadership to become productive citizens.
In collaboration with GivingTuesday, Amie Peacock Co-Founded a 'GivingTalents' initiative that brings people together from across the globe which will be launched on November 29, 2022.
She calls Vancouver her home for over 30 plus years, and Mt. Pleasant her community for 16 years with her husband of 21 years.
Reason for running
Like many Vancouverites I got tired of empty promises from politicians that tell us what we want to hear, but years after being elected there's a lack of accountability and performance. This city belongs to ALL, not just a playground for the rich.