Most of us cringe at the idea of writing about ourselves in a bio - myself included, However it is not me that matters, it is the roles we take on that makes the difference. I am a mom, sister, daughter, women's advocate, lifelong volunteer, community champion, friendly support system, and voice for those who have trouble advocating for themselves.I am very much the same as you, shared roles, shared experiences, shared future
We all know that one size does not fit all. There are real problems for diverse peoples and so the roles we play and the perspectives we take make all the difference. This is where you and I are the same. I know what it is to struggle. I know what it is to succeed. I know what it is to work hard and to show nothing at the end but pride in job well done. I know what poverty tastes like and I know what it means to be afraid to share what you feel for fear of no one listening. Together we can listen and act, together we can becomes better.....
The number of bus stops in Forest Heights makes working downtown a breeze. Having stops close to my residence means that those frigid winter days are somewhat beareable.
As a resident in a busy neighbourhood, I find that it can be very difficult to find parking even by your own residence. Especially during the winters when the roads are packed with snow. It would be nice if streets in this community were more accessible
As a working mother, I can't always be dropping my child off at school. I wish the city would have more signage near the school to remind people to drive the safe side limit during school times. This would ensure safety of the children.
I would like to see some new initiatives to tackle domestic violence in our city.
I feel that something needs to be done about our ever growing homeless population!
Knowing how to properly deal with the every day life stresses is a learned behavior. Youths, even as young as elementary ages, are more commonly being diagnosed with depression, anxiety and eating disorders. Our education system needs to adopt more mandatory alternative measures into the curriculum, such as yoga, to teach these youths healthy stress management tools.
I believe that public transit should be free in Edmonton because those who are most vulnerable, marginalized and in need are often unable to access support services. By providing free transportation Edmontonians would be able to better lift themselves and others out of the cycle of poverty, harm, incarceration and trauma.
We're in it together, lets get it done together. In the spirit of living community we all have unique skills, ideas, financial positions and ways to participate. To contribute to this campaign and support our community in a meaningful way you can volunteer, get engaged in the conversation or send financial contributions. If Monetary donations are a way in which you can support Lenore on her journey to city council, you can send EFT to firstname.lastname@example.org.