Dr. Sandra Romano Anthony
Who are you?
I am a Nutritionist, Educator and Community Activist. I was born in
Trinidad, to multi-ethnic parents, and have worked in Guyana and Jamaica
for the World Health Organization. I’m a graduate of the University
of Toronto and the University of West Indies. I do Nutrition and Stress
Management workshops in the community. I’ve volunteered with many
community agencies but now serve on the Boards of the Federation of
Metro Tenants’ Associations and the Silayan Filipino Community
Centre. I’m a former member of CUPE Ontario’s Human Rights
Committee and passionate about social justice issues the most recent
being the “Hotel Workers Rising” movement.
I was a candidate in the 2004 and 2006 federal elections (York West).
I am committed to fighting for improvements to the socio-economic milieu
of our most vulnerable groups. Some of my concerns include: more affordable
housing, improvements in community and health services so that certain
socio-cultural groups don’t feel ignored, more support for families,
improvements in home-care and housing for the elderly and support for
the homeless. These are just a few. I will push the federal and provincial
governments to make people the priority.
Why are you running?
City Idol is a great way to generate interest in this year’s municipal
What should a City Councillor be?
City Councillors should love people, care about social justice issues
and be non-partisan. Compared to federal and provincial representatives,
Councillors have the closest interaction with people. Councillors should
consider the needs of the public and advocate on behalf of the most
vulnerable; they should help to empower people to become more self-sufficient.
Councillors should also consider the well-being of the City: help to
make decisions, develop policies and programmes and implement these
in a fiscally responsible manner.
We need new leaders.