Amanda Cain to campaign on a bold new Mission: Possible Climate Action Plan
Toronto ON, Aug 24, 2021 - Following our online nomination meeting on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, the Green
Party of Canada - Scarborough Southwest Electoral District Association is pleased to announce the acclamation of
our candidate Amanda Cain in the current federal election of 2021.
Amanda is a Scarborough resident, born and raised here in Scarborough Southwest. With an education in Corporate Communications, Amanda has been managing Youth Economic Development Programs for the past 17 years. She worked in the arts and entertainment industry prior to her work in the non-profit world. On learning of her acclamation, she stated:
“I am honoured to be the Green MP Candidate for Scarborough Southwest, born and raised here, and ready to proudly represent our riding. Toronto faces great challenges as we struggle to improve on Health Care delivery and conditions in Long-Term-Care facilities for our seniors, provide Affordable Housing, maintain a Livable Income for our residents, modernize City Infrastructure, expand Public Transit and adapt to a changing Job market. We
must focus on solutions that are sustainable, while delivering positive results within the next four years. You have
my commitment to fight for the needs of our community.”
An active community advocate, Amanda has been addressing issues of education and training, economic development and civic engagement in Neighbourhood Improvement Areas (NIAs) of Toronto for the past 22 years.
As a mother, she believes in building strong communities that support our most vulnerable citizens, and has focused much of her attention to building policy on poverty reduction.
Amanda's activism started early on, while a still a student at R.H. King Academy, where her recognition of social and racial inequity led her to found the United Cultures of King, thereby launching her vocation in advocacy. She has been honoured with an Ontario Volunteer Service Award and a Toronto Dollar Award for her to social change and advocacy. Most recently, she was selected to contribute to policy recommendations for the Ontario Campaign 2000 for Poverty Reduction.
A tenacious, honest and born-environmentalist, she has volunteered with Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, the World
Wildlife Fund and the David Suzuki Foundation. She has walked with Native Elder and Water Warrior Grandmother Josephine Mandamin, and promised to continue her legacy and protect Lake Ontario for future generations.
Her most recent volunteer endeavours take place in Malvern to address the issues of biodiversity, food security,
and advocating for rapid transit on Sheppard Avenue East. The issue of food security will be top of mind for Amanda here in Scarborough Southwest which has one of the highest levels of childhood poverty in the city.
As your next MP for Scarborough Southwest, Amanda will also champion:
On the subject of Climate Change, Amanda stated:
“The Green Party of Canada's commitment to solving our climate crisis with its ‘Mission Possible’ action plan solidified my resolve to run for the Party. The latest IPCC report makes it clear that we need to have implemented solutions in place to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius within this decade. The Green Party of Canada is the only federal party that will have a detailed fiscally responsible plan to meet these international
commitments. Determined political action needs to be taken now or we face a climate catastrophe.”
Mission: Possible Climate Action Plan
For more information contact:
Scarborough Southwest EDA
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