Etobicoke North is my home
This year marked 12 years since my family came to Canada. Like many of us, we came in search of a better life. My single mom raised me and two siblings, tirelessly working multiple jobs to make ends meet.
Times were hard. I was unsure of what my future would hold but was consoled by the words of my elders. They always told me: what matters is not where you are, but how far you have come.
Today, I am a Health Equity Researcher at St. Michael’s Hospital. I’ve helped other new immigrants find their footing. I’ve led local efforts for address health issues in our community.
I've founded a community group for youth to discuss local issues. I’ve enriched the social fabric of Etobicoke North and the city as a whole.
I am the face of the of hardworking first-generation immigrants who have made Etobicoke North their home. I am the picture of everyday people who ride the TTC everyday to work, groceries, or places of worship. I represent small businesses, families in Toronto Community Housing, and homeowners.
I want to give back to this community that has given me so much. I care deeply about issues that affect our community like:
Read on for my full story and local impact in Etobicoke North.