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Leadership is about Trust

Too often, our politicians disappoint us with broken promises, selfish motives and questionable ethics. We’re left asking ourselves – is this person really representing my best interests?

I want you to know that I am committed to continuing to serve York South-Weston to the highest of standards as your City Councillor.

Since 2008, I have served our community as Executive Director of For Youth Initiative (FYI), a youth-serving organization that is located at Keele and Rogers Road. FYI provides programs and services to teens and young adults living in low-income neighbourhoods. The organization delivers $1 million in programming to 1,000 young people in Toronto each year.

As Executive Director, I was responsible for understanding the needs of the community, developing a vision and overseeing its execution.

Every day, I had to make tough, principled decisions. I held myself and our team to the highest of standards, where we were accountable and transparent in our work.

I’m pleased to have the endorsement of Maryatha Procope-Shaw, the former Chair of the Board of Directors of FYI. She wanted to share these words with the community.

As the Chair of the For Youth Initiative (FYI) Board of Directors from 2010 to 2014, I worked closely with Lekan in developing and executing the organization's strategy.

I want you to know that Lekan is a leader you can trust.

He handles tough decisions with thoughtfulness and rigour. He constantly listens to the community he serves. He has the highest integrity and demands accountability from himself and others. He's transparent, open and honest.

Organizations and governments need leaders who you can trust to always do the right thing. Lekan is that leader. 

Maryatha Procope-Shaw, Former Chair, FYI Board of Directors

It’s great to have the support of a community leader like Maryatha. 

I hope I have also earned your support. I know that if we work together, we can give Ward 12 York South-Weston the Fresh Start it deserves.