- Scarborough Southwest
Amanda is running to be your Green Party candidate in Scarborough Southwest.
Amanda Cain, 40, a Scarborough resident, was born and raised in Scarborough South West. With an education in Corporate Communications, Amanda has being managing Youth Economic Development Programs for the past 15 years and worked in the arts and entertainment industry prior to her work in the nonprofit world.
An active community advocate she has been addressing issues of education and training, economic development and civic engagement in Neighbourhood improvement areas of Toronto for the past 20 years. As a mother, she believes in building strong communities that support our most vulnerable citizens and has worked in building policy on poverty reduction in her spare time.
A tenacious, honest and born environmentalist, Amanda has been honoured with The Ontario Volunteer Service Award and Toronto Dollar Award for her ongoing commitment to social change and advocacy. Most recently she was selected to contribute to the Ontario Campaign 2000 for Poverty Reduction policy recommendations.
Her activism started early by recognizing social racial inequity, as a student at R.H. King Academy she founded the United Cultures of King, launching her vocation for advocacy. She has volunteered on Environmental action with Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, WWF and The David Suzuki Foundation. She has walked with Native Elder and Water Warrior Grandmother Jospehine Mandamin and promised her to continue her legacy and protect Lake Ontario for future generations. Her most recent volunteer endeavours take place in Malvern to address the issues of biodiversity, food security and advocating for rapid transit on Sheppard Avenue East.
As your next Green MP for Scarborough Southwest, Amanda will champion:
Transitioning to a clean green economic model,
Protecting and conserving our Fresh Water,
Renewing relationships with Canada’s Indigenous Peoples; and
Demanding Democratic Renewal
The Green Party of Canada’s commitment to solving our climate crisis with Mission Possible solidified her resolve to run for the Party.