Servant Leader, compassionate about community building and improving people’s lives, I believe in negotiations and getting on the same page over demand and entitlement.
I immigrated to Canada in 2005 from Ukraine to build my purpose-driven life here.
I have always wanted to work with people and therefore graduated from York University with bachelor’s degrees in Humanities (2012) and Psychology (2015). Considering that shelter is one of the most important needs, I choose to become a realtor to help people find a place to live.
With the surge of the properties’ prices over the past several years, the affordability of the houses along with the homelessness were the issues that kept me awake at night.
Therefore, as soon as my younger son became one year old, I decided to go back to school and educate myself about how the Canadian Government works and how to get involved in improving Canadian people’s lives. I graduated from the Humber College Postgraduate Public Administration program in 2020. Since graduation, I have worked in the office of MPP Kinga Surma and helped over 3,000 constituents of Etobicoke Centre with a variety of issues: from simple ones such as obtaining Ontario-issued documents (health cards, driver’s licences, and birth certificates) to more complicated such as obtaining funding for families with autistic children from Ontario Autistic Program, helping people to get trained using the Better Jobs funding, small businesses with provincial funds, and getting accommodation for seniors at the nursing homes and retirement residences.
The introduction of faulty policies negatively affecting Canadian families’ ability to buy homes, pay bills, sustain jobs, and provide for their children pushed me further. And in 2021, I have decided to run for Federal Government as a Conservative Candidate to be able to make a change and secure the future of Canadians.
With the outbreak of the War in Ukraine, I have dedicated myself to helping as many Ukrainians as possible. I settled 7 families in Toronto, filled out over 200 CUAET visa applications for Ukrainians who did not speak English, assisted in getting employment here in Toronto, and outsourced contracts for the ITs who stayed in Ukraine.
I am also actively involved with the Yellow brick house, the organisation that helps women and children flee from Domestic Violence, as I believe there is “no place like a safe home!”