About Jon

COMMUNITY FIRST

Jon has been a community organizer for over 20 years, working in both community and municipal space. He has a knack for identifying and building on the collective strengths of individuals and organizations in the creation of connected and powerful communities.

In his municipal role, Jon gave oversight to four community centres where he supported Neighbourhood Associations and community members to be active participants in the centres work resulting in the delivery of hundreds of programs and initiatives.

He has also worked with major funders in designing and implementing neighbourhood strategies across several communities resulting in the expansion of neighbourhood based jobs and grants that residents could access for events and other initiatives.

As a professor, Jon teaches students how to build on the strengths and assets present in a neighbourhood, and reminds them that community level change happens through neighbourly connections not hierarchies.

For Jon, strong communities are community driven.

  • Invest in local leadership by supporting an increase in the number, support, and decision making power of Neighbourhood Associations.
  • Say no to projects that our community is not properly consulted on.
  • Resource, develop and pilot initiatives that positively impact the wellbeing of children, youth and their families.
  • Utilize #OPENGOV best practices so residents will have complete, detailed, easy to find, access to all my expenses, spending, attendance and voting history.
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congratulations !

10 months ago
Jon For 5 - Priorities

Update: So what am I up to post-election loss? Well, I’ve gained so much! I’m continuing my role as an adjunct professor, working on some amazing projects and content with Nurture Development, and playing a small support role with The Working Centre. Life is good, a new rhythm has emerged, and I’m working with loads of amazing people. Cormac Russell, Tim Evans, Joe and Stephanie Mancini to name a few. ... See MoreSee Less

Update: So what am I up to post-election loss? Well, I’ve gained so much! I’m continuing my role as an adjunct professor, working on some amazing projects and content with Nurture Development, and playing a small support role with The Working Centre. Life is good, a new rhythm has emerged, and I’m working with loads of amazing people. Cormac Russell, Tim Evans, Joe and Stephanie Mancini to name a few.

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I hear Santa need a smart but silent partner this Christmas. It’s not like running for councillor, but it’s actually helping every community. My dear friend.

11 months ago
Jon For 5 - Priorities

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11 months ago
Jon For 5 - Priorities

Hello Followers, this page will continue to be active, but with a different focus. Jon for 5 will list the 5 ways I will be working in the community moving forward. I ran for office to bring positive change to our community. That desire will continue as Councillor or not. Stay tuned. ... See MoreSee Less

Hello Followers, this page will continue to be active, but with a different focus. Jon for 5 will list the 5 ways I will be working in the community moving forward. I ran for office to bring positive change to our community. That desire will continue as Councillor or not. Stay tuned.
11 months ago
Jon For 5 - Priorities

Very close race. Thanks to all who supported me through out my campaign and to those who came out and voted ... See MoreSee Less

Very close race. Thanks to all who supported me through out my campaign and to those who came out and voted

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Wow that was close. Good work

Not from lack of effort. You ran a good race.

A very close race. You rocked the campaign trail! thanks for wanting to represent us in Ward 5!

Good on you for a newbie! You’ll get em next time!

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