Chiara Padovani is a strong champion for change in York South-Weston.

A human rights activist and social worker who works with the North York Harvest Food Bank, Chiara has spent many years fighting for residents in communities like Weston and Mount Dennis, where she was born and raised.

From helping found the York South-Weston Tenant Union and advocating for improved public transit to fighting for a living wage and better environmental protections, Chiara has a proven record of getting results for her community.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Chiara mobilized dozens of volunteers and helped 5,000 neighbours get vaccine appointments and she also succeeded in preventing dozens of evictions.

Chiara’s international experience has taken her to Argentina and Ecuador, where she spent six years fighting for human rights, specifically in the area of housing and women’s rights at the global level. 

As city councillor, Chiara will bring this same level of energy and commitment to addressing the challenges facing York South-Weston, including housing and the climate crisis.

Chiara lives with her husband, Bruno, in Weston. In her spare time, she coaches soccer with the York Jets, cycles along the Humber River trail and enjoys participating in her local book club. 

It’s time for change in York South-Weston.

It’s time for Chiara!

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