I have remained an active volunteer to various causes and initiatives, Remained a leader and a volunteer throughout my student life and after. Remained Student Union president for a year and president of Student Society, at the same time remained among the top students of the school. Group Leader of every group presentation. I lead from the front by leading by example, that example is to work harder than every group member.
As a volunteer I was part of McGill Buddy Program where we help and guide international students and students from others parts of the country, and help in settling in the new city. With Canadian Zalmi Society in Edmonton we provide free computers to low income families and teach basic computer skills. I am one of the mentors also
You may have heard of soulmates who upon meeting may feel as if they have known eachother for years, and belong with eachother - that is what I have felt with Edmonton and decided to raise my family here. I may not have been born or raised here, but the affiliation and possessiveness I feel towards this city wants me to put our Edmonton on the world map. My trained eye not only looks, but beholds. And trust me, our Edmonton has so much potential.
My vision for the city spans the horizon, but my potential mandates may impose limits to it. Among the salient points for my agenda are the following:
There is blessing in unity. We condemn divisive politics and discrimination of all sorts whether it be directed at religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. The narrative of US versus THEM is dangerous and needs to be condemned and defeated. Communities need to be brought together and in unison should send a clear message to the perpetrators of hate and their supporters. We as a community should make their days numbered and vow to prevail.
In conjunction to making our Edmonton an inviting place, I also envisage to make this city a safe and content place for the current residents. Affordable housing is close to my heart and needed in the city. I have ideas to produce cost effective residential units for low income families.
Continuous Tax hike is not a sustainable approach. Edmonton may be the province's capital, but hasn’t been given the respect in the world of metropolises as it truly deserves. The Rockies may have missed us by a few miles, but that gives us reason to bring our talent and brains together so as to make the city a magnet for other reasons. We need something that is a Signature to Edmonton. From Signature events and attractions, to international engagements.
Tourism can be another source of Revenue generation for the city.
Plans to reduce poverty, drug addiction and homelessness in the City of Edmonton
I am not in favour of the use of Photo Radars for the safety of our streets, it costs a lot and doesn’t help making the streets safer, Driver (Speed) Feedback Signs or DFSs are effective. They are low cost and used in urban centres throughout the world. They give feedback by flashing the speed of the vehicle to the drivers. According to a University of Alberta study. In the city localities where the DFSs are installed, speed related collisions have reduced to 32% and to 45% in some areas in the last 10 years.
Sana can't win this race without your help. Volunteering, flyering, word-of-mouth, and donating are all ways of helping us achieve our goals together.
If we join together and make our voices heard, we can fight for the change we want to see!
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