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Survey Responses

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Healthy City, Healthy People - Bringing the Social Determinants of Health to City Hall

For the past ten years, I’ve been connecting with people, facilitating change, and promoting healthy communities as a teacher, community organizer, health researcher, and policy analyst. My expertise lies in health promotion and public health - working with communities to develop proactive solutions. People often ask, “what is public health”? The way I see it, it’s about preventing people from going to the hospitals in the first place. This means looking at the things beyond the healthcare system that make our communities healthy and vibrant. Read more
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My Thoughts on Youth Spaces

I have worked with youth for most of my professional career. As a former teacher and youth coordinator managing a youth centre, I can echo definitively that dedicated space for youth is critical for their wellbeing. Dedicated space, whether or new or existing infrastructure, signals to the youth the importance of their role in the community, that they do not always need to make do what the limited resource that they have. While seniors are a significant population in the ward, youth is a growing demographic. Read more
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Financial Disclosure Statement for the Period Ending September 18 2017

Keren Tang's interim financial disclosure statement of campaign contributions for the period ending September 18, 2017. Read more
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What We Heard: Ward 11 Listening Parties

I have hosted a series of Listening Parties to hear what matters to you about life in Ward 11—your most pressing concerns and some of your ideas for how to make this an even greater place to call home. Here are six key issues and concerns that mattered to you. Read more
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What We Heard: Transit & Transportation

You want a city where people can move around affordably, with ease and safety. You want to see the City of Edmonton taking a lead to create a healthier, safer and environmentally-friendly transportation system. Read more
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What We Heard: Jobs and Economy

You want Edmonton to be a city that helps our small enterprises grow confidently. This must be a place where newcomers and long-time residents alike find opportunities to thrive and prosper. Read more
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What We Heard: Neighbourhood Renewal

You want Edmonton to be a city that protects and maintains its natural environment while responding to the needs of a growing population. Read more
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What We Heard: Social Well-Being

In listening parties and on doorsteps, I've heard your visions for the social well-being of Edmontonians. You want Edmonton to be an inclusive and equitable city. Read more
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What We Heard: Fiscal Sustainability

You want the City to steward local resources responsibly to meet the unique and diverse needs of Edmontonians. Read more
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What We Heard: Civic Engagement

You want to see Edmontonians participate actively and consistently in decisions that impact their lives. Read more
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Infill Housing & Evolving Neighbourhoods

Residential growth needs to happen responsibly and collaboratively. Without infill development, our aging neighbourhoods will languish. But it must not negatively affect the character of the neighbourhood. Read more
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Homelessness and Wellness

The City's new Inner City Wellness Plan should build upon and strengthen existing services and relationships. Read more
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Reconciliation and the Role of the City

But the work of reconciliation is not limited to one year; it is ongoing. Relationships in our communities can deepen, and cultures cross. As councillor, I will dedicate myself to the ongoing work of reconciliation, combating racism and creating opportunities for education and understanding. Read more
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Transit and Active Transportation

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Read more about my approach to engagement and transparency

I believe the true value of public engagement lies in the empowerment of people and communities to advocate and speak for themselves on what they think is important. Two-way communication, and more importantly negotiation, can have a long-term return on investment because of the community buy-in that they help to build. This will be my priority as your Ward 11 Councillor. Read more
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