I have been involved in community development and advocacy in my hometown, Scarborough, Toronto for many years. This advocacy began with TYRLC’s Respect Scarborough in 2012 when I was part of a group of passionate union and community members working towards advocating for better jobs for Scarborough Residents. Currently, I work with 1LoveMalvern and their transit subcommittee, Connect Sheppard East. As part of a coalition with Scarborough Transit Action and TTC Riders, we are advocating for accessible and rapid transit that connects the most easterly part of Scarborough to other areas of Scarborough and downtown. Also, I do civic engagement work for the area with another group in Malvern, 42 Voices. Most recently I’ve started working with the Scarborough chapter of ACORN to help tenants advocate for their rights and to push for more affordable housing in Scarborough.