2017 EPC Nominee: Mary Ho

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Everyday Political Citizen Thursday, October 26, 2017 View Count = 192

2017 EPC Nominee: Mary Ho

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Mary Ho of Toronto, ON, was nominated by Farnaz Behrooz

Will Mary Ho ever take a break from being an everyday political citizen? I sure hope not, and here's why:

For the past six years, Mary has volunteered as a Crisis Line Counsellor and board member with the Toronto Rape Crises Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape, Toronto's only rape crises/sexual assault centre. Here, her passion to nurture intersectional approaches to well-being led her to also initiate and facilitate TRCC's East Asian Women & Trans Caucus, where she and others work to foster healing, growth, learning, community, and action. In 2017, Mary demonstrated her leadership and strong voice in the community as emcee for the 2017 Take Back the Night campaign.

Mary doesn't just stop there. What makes her really stand out is that she also takes her advocacy right to her own backyard, literally. She contributes to the Co-operative housing sector as a board member of her own housing co-op and as a young leader and advocate for the Co-operative housing movement in Canada. Not only did Mary participate in national campaigns like the 'You Hold the Key Campaign' and 'Housing as a Right Campaign' but also acted on safe and affordable housing issues in her own co-op, where she helped create housing for a Syrian refugee family by spearheading a working group to allocate housing during the crisis. Mary's also not shy to engage all levels of government representatives to meet with co-op housing members on community issues.

I'm nominating Mary Ho because she has been such a great champion for working together to create local solutions complex problems - whether with politicians, local organizations, or her neighbours.


Do you know an #EPCitizen like Mary?
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Samara's Everyday Political Citizen celebrates positive political role models and builds a culture of positive politics in Canada. Conducted coast-to-coast-to-coast, the contest aims to recognize the rich diversity of politics and democracy in Canada, crowdsourcing hundreds of nominations from Canadians like you. Read more about Everyday Political Citizen, see more nominations, or submit your own nomination.



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