In response to COVID-19, Keren has decided to take her campaign digital with community chats so that Edmontonians still have the chance to connect, ask questions, and get to know their candidate. We know how important it is to know your representative at City Council, so sign up to one of the bi-weekly virtual community chats and get to know Keren!
I am a public health advocate, community organizer, city builder, and your neighbour. I began my career as a teacher in a rural, Indigenous community. That experience has led me down a path of public health research, policy development, and advocacy for positive change – from City Hall to down the block.
I want your voice to be heard! My aim is to use participatory engagement to bring community perspectives to life and to build our city, together.
Decisions made by City Council affect each ward uniquely now and for years to come. We need more big picture and systems thinkers with bold new approaches, and that is the lens I will bring to council. Lasting, significant change doesn’t come without decision-making that pushes the envelope toward a better future for our communities.
I believe in people-first decision-making and that this is a city where everyday Edmontonians have the opportunity to shape its present and future.I want to be your City Councillor for Ward Karhiio.
Keren is a public health advocate, a community organizer, and your neighbour
Keren has helped transform ways of working in order to put people first. This means walking side by side with communities and making sound decisions based on evidence. She wants to continue putting these skills to work for a healthier and more prosperous future – with you at the centre.
Keren believes in the Power of Local
- Local economy: small businesses, startups, a diversified workforce
- Local expertise in decision-making: you know what’s best for your neighbourhoods
- Local solutions to climate change: health and savings for generations to come
“Like you, I’ve seen what happens when our voices are not at the centre of decision-making. I want to change this. We need to fundamentally rethink our systems and processes to create a city that works better for everyone. So let’s roll up our sleeves – we have a lot of work to do!”
Karhiio (pronounced: GAR-EE-HE-O) is a Mohawk word that means “a tall, beautiful forest” and pays tribute to the Michel Band. This name deeply resonates with Keren as her own journey working with and getting to learn about Indigenous communities in Canada began in Montréal on traditional and unceded Mohawk territory before she moved out west to Edmonton.
You can learn more about the new ward names here. These names reflect the diversity of Indigenous Peoples in the traditional Treaty 6 territory – the First Peoples of this land who continue to shape our vibrant communities together with settlers and newcomers from around the world.
There’s a lot of ways to help out on our campaign.
Our campaign may be different due to COVID-19, but you can still join the Keren Tang 2021 squad.
Now is the time to get involved! Our team is mobilizing to support our community and elect Keren Tang in both hands-on and remote efforts. Join our volunteer squad!
Volunteering is for everyone regardless of political experience, age, and abilities.
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The clock is ticking and now is your opportunity to create a change in direction for our ward and our city!