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1. Support Felicia Samuel

Progress Toronto is encouraging North Scarborough residents to vote for first time council candidate Felicia Samuel. Felicia is committed to expanding community services in Scarborough, and to creating access to affordable housing, reliable transit, and good jobs. We are working to identify Felicia’s supporters and get them out to vote on election day.

Felicia needs your support!
Because of Ford, Felicia’s team has to cover twice the ground in half the time. Please sign up to volunteer and donate directly to her campaign. Click the buttons below to help out!

Make sure Progress Toronto can help candidates win on October 22. Sign up to volunteer directly with us here: progresstoronto.ca/volunteer. Donate to support our election campaign here: progresstoronto.ca/campaign2018

About Felicia from her website: Felicia Samuel is a proud French teacher and Executive Officer with the Elementary Teachers of Toronto. She has dedicated her life to public service. She works passionately for change by partnering with community and advocacy groups, such as 1LoveMalvern, the Connect Sheppard East transit committee in partnership with Scarborough Transit Action, the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU), the Toronto & York Region Labour Council (TYRLC) and the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL). Felicia’s excellent communication and leadership skills have trained members in local and provincial workshops and seminars.

You can find out more about Felicia at www.feliciasamuel.ca

 

 

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2. Support Yalini Rajakulasingam

Progress Toronto is encouraging TDSB Ward 21 residents to vote for first time candidate Yalini Rajakulasingam. Yalini grew up in Scarborough North and through her work as a trustee wants to help build a healthy relationship between schools and Scarborough North communities. She will stand up to cuts to education, advocate for the arts, diversity, student safety, student rights, and school funding. We are working to identify Yalini’s supporters and get them out to vote on election day.

 
 

Yalini needs your support!
Because of Ford, Yalini’s team has to cover new ground, in a changed school board ward, in half the time. Please sign up to volunteer and donate directly to her campaign. Click the buttons below to help out!

Make sure Progress Toronto can help candidates win on October 22. Sign up to volunteer directly with us here: progresstoronto.ca/volunteer. Donate to support our election campaign here: progresstoronto.ca/campaign2018

About Yalini from her website: Yalini is an advocate for public education, Yalini believe we can do better for our students. She believe public schools are at the heart of our community and the foundation of our future. More than ever, we need someone who understands the issues of our community.

As a graduate of schools in our community, she understand the needs of our students. In 1987 my parents arrived in Canada as Tamil refugees. Our public education system gave her and her brother a chance to succeed, and our education system needs improvements to keep up with the changing population. She believe we need to invest in arts education and prioritize mental health in our education system. As someone who has worked closely with students, she sees the impact of early and consistent exposure to the arts. The arts contributes to creative problem solving and multidisciplinary thinking. Through prioritizing arts education, we are investing in an education system that our students will continue to benefit from for generations to come. It creates a space for self-expression and supportive healing.

As lifelong learners, our students will face daily challenges. This being said, it is our responsibility to equip them with the tools that prepare them to navigate their futures. This is why she is running. On October 22nd, she hopes she can count on your support. Together, we can put students first. Yalini is a first generation Canadian. She studied and currently is working in Scarborough. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in Political Science. She also studied Arts and Cultural Management at Humber College.

You can find out more about Yalini here: https://www.facebook.com/YaliniForTrustee/