News

Public information session on Stage 2 LRT

I wanted to share the details on an upcoming public information session on Stage 2 LRT. The session will offer an interactive online component and the ability to attend in person. Please see below for more details: 

Readout of comments to Finance & Economic Development Committee on Western LRT

Please see below the readout of the comments and testimony I offered today to our City of Ottawa Finance and Economic Development Committee on the advancing of the Stage 2 Light Rail Plan program adjustments. These changes include an extension of our original plan which would have ended Stage 2 at Bayshore station instead to Moodie Drive.  

Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Ottawa - Report

Today, City for All Women Initiative and Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership released their Forum Summary Report "Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Ottawa." Please click here to see the full report

I was honored to be a part of their forum in August and to see the progress they have made with this report. Ottawa is a diverse and inclusive city, but we still have a number of steps to take to remove inequities, such as those identified in their report. Our community is one in which everyone matters. 

See & Hear

Coldest Night of the Year Walk 2017

I was happy to walk this weekend to support the excellent work that the Ottawa Mission does. Thanks again to all the CNOY event volunteers, organizers, and walkers!

 

Coldest Night of the Year Walk

Join me and other community leaders as we walk to support the Ottawa Mission this Saturday. Our team is "Everyone Matters" and you can volunteer or donate here

The Ottawa Mission provides food, shelter, clothing, and life-changing programs to people who are hungry, homeless and lost. Last year they served an average of 1,300 meals each day and provided shelter to 231 people every night.

Happy Family Day Long Weekend!

I just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a happy family day weekend! 

Opinion

February Column

Dear neighbours,

In light of the tragedy in Quebec, I accepted the invitation to speak at the Abraar school and Muslim Association of Canada Youth Centre Masjid during Friday prayers.  

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January Column

Dear neighbours,

I hope you and your families had a refreshing holiday and are enjoying the snowy winter weather so far this January. 

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December Column

Dear neighbours,

My family is already getting into the holiday spirit and I am guessing many of you are too. Christmas holidays are a great time to make new memories and spend important time with our friends and family. During the holidays, my family and I try to remember those in the community who are less fortunate and may need assistance to make the holidays special for their families.