Accomplishments

Over the last eight years, I have worked hard, to bring positive change in our community

We have seen improvements to public spaces, active transportation and community engagement. Our community has felt the impacts, both big and small, of these efforts. Let’s carry on building this momentum and making sure that Lowertown, Sandy Hill and Vanier thrive and are welcoming neighbourhoods to live, work and play.

Ward Wide

Led the Council support for the expansion of Safe Supply programs in Ottawa

Coordinated a partnership with Loblaws Rideau to provide free grocery delivery to Seniors during COVID19

Protecting the Ottawa River by building the Combined Storage Sewer Tunnel

Added a new protected contraflow bike lane on Cumberland St

Reviewing all zoning in a residential area (R4) to ensure properly built form criteria

Providing regular updates to ByWard Market and Rideau Street businesses to stay informed of City projects

Supported and championed the introduction of the City-led Integrated Neighbourhood Service Teams along with the Neighbourhood Ambassador Teams

Added new non-stick paint to all light poles along Rideau Street and in the ByWard Market

Creation of a Post Incident Protocol for each community (Lowertown, Sandy Hill and Vanier) where community leaders share information following a significant incident and implement any required actions

Created and contributed to community programs, including movies in the park, winter carnivals, seasonal clean-ups, etc.

Expanded the Youth Futures Program to include up to 150 at-risk-youth in our community preparing for university or college

Lobbied the province for the authority to control the location and number of payday loan stores

Supported Ottawa Community Housing service improvements, including a 24/7 call centre for tenant inquiries

City Council Liaison to Ottawa Youth Engagement Committee

Added bike lane posts on St-Patrick Bridge (both sides) to improve cycling safety

Supported the low-income transit pass

Social Accomplishments

  • Supporting Strathcona Heights Homework Club (swim passes, wifi, space, etc)
  • Chairing the Town and Gown Committee by bringing together residents, the University, City staff and students
  • Introduced Interim Control By Law to stop bunkhouses
  • Conducted zoning review of R4 zones
  • Supporting the Sandy Hill Somerset Street East depaving project
  • Investing in lobby, exterior furniture and flooring replacement at the Silver Heights Building Improvements (senior building)
  • Focused on heritage protection by introducing two new zones (Heritage Conservation Districts) to protect our built heritage
  • Supporting the Prime Minister’s Row Initiative: program designed to showcase the PM’s who have lived in our community.  One of the initial projects is a mural at Lover’s Lane
  • Building on the success of the Panda Game, Welcome Week Walkabout, Landlord Education Session with measures to protect the quality of life of residents by piloting a solid waste project in Sandy Hill
  • Led the charge for Provincial changes to PayDay Loan Act by lobbying for authority to all municipalities in Ontario to control zoning for those lending type stores
  • Supporting Neighbourhood Watches as part of the Ottawa Police Changes
  • Fundraising at Optimiste Park to ensure low-income youth can swim without a barrier
  • Converting Richelieu Court into family units
  • Bringing the Beechwood Farmer’s Market to Optimiste Park
  • Investing in building improvements at 300 Lacasse (senior’s building) including lobby, elevators, boilers, roof
  • Helped with Affordable food preparation by developing Lowertown Resource Center partnership for community kitchen at Friel residents of Uottawa
  • Responding to community concerns around night time safety and visibility by adding LED lights
  • Invested in balcony repairs at 160 Charlotte Street
  • Invested in building improvements at Bélanger Manor (senior’s residence) including lobby improvements, community room flooring, window replacement
  • Worked to obtain Heritage Designation of MacDonald Gardens Park
  • Invested in 380 Murray with infrastructure improvements to the exterior building, balconies, parking garage and exterior spaces improvements
  • Supported the creation of the EquiPass
  • Supported the Geese Management Project to protect our pathways and parks users
  • Supported new affordable subsidies for Child Care with a  target of no waiting lists
  • Supported 35 new support workers in our City run long term care facilities