Yes. I have participated in Pride-related events before and will continue to do so. I participated proudly in the Pride walk this past year and prior to COVID and will continue to participate. As a PBIA board member and city council member, I fully supported the Pride cross walk downtown. I also have the Pride banner on our lawn during Pride month and kept it up after that.
As a member of the Pembroke Public Library board, I advocated for the Drag Queen Story Hour, while there was false information and a lack of knowledge about the actual event. As an Ontario Certified Teacher, I read the books that were being shared with the children and gave full approval to the CAO of the Library.
I will continue to call out hate speech, false information, racism when I see it. I will continue to advocate for the continuation of the Diversity Advisory committee to City Council.
As an educator I take part in mandatory training on diversity, inclusion, and racism. I will also commit to take part in any available safe space training. I personally always reach out to PFLAG and Pride group members when I meet them.
My campaign theme/message is “Building a Community For Everyone.” That means we are all equal and deserve a community that accepts everyone. Our local, provincial, national and world community.
Please contact me at 613-312-6789 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to personally speak with me or have any questions or need more information.
Thank you for allowing me this opportunity.