Election Day is November 15, 2014

Jeremy Loveday for city council

November 15, 2014 | victoria bc

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About Me

First off, thank you so much for taking the time to check out my page and to learn about me and my vision for Victoria. I grew up in Victoria and I want to see the people of this city thrive. 

I moved back 6 years ago, after earning a degree in History and Political Science from Concordia University.  Since returning I've dedicated myself to building community, amplifying voice, and speaking out about important issues facing our community. With your support, I hope to continue this work as a Victoria City Councillor. 

My full time day job entails raising funds and awareness for heart disease and stroke research. On the side, I run two successful youth empowerment programs, sit on the board of the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition, and perform poetry around the city. I thrive on meeting people, problem solving, and working to make our city more vibrant and livable. I see running for Victoria City Council as a natural next step that is consistent with my passion for community-minded organizing.

In Victoria, I am known best for two things:

1. Creating spaces and platforms for people’s voices to be heard. I founded the Victorious Voices Youth Arts Festival and the City of Victoria Youth Poet Laureate project. Both of these programs give youth opportunities to be heard by their peers and community leaders.

2. Speaking out about important issues even when it is difficult. Whether the issue is gender violence, dangerous pipelines, poverty, or food security, I have consistently advocated for safer, fairer and more sustainable communities.

These are qualities I will bring to City Council. I will create platforms for your voice to be heard and establish new avenues to educate Victorians about what is happening at City Hall. I will also continue to speak out about important issues facing our community and ask tough questions in order to make the best decisions for Victorians today.

Those who have worked closely with me know that I believe in the power of working collaboratively. Regardless of the task, I bring people together, listen to all sides, and think creatively to get the job done. I believe I have the experience, leadership, and common sense that it takes to be effective on City Council.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about my vision for the city and for taking an interest in Victoria municipal politics. I hope I can count on your vote on November 15th. 

If you have any questions or if you’d like to learn more in person please get in touch. During the campaign and as your Councillor, I will be available to chat and to listen.


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Fight for affordable living

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Build a sustainable, inclusive, city

Victoria should be a city for everyone. Together, let’s build a sustainable, inclusive city.

Victoria needs to be a city with quality jobs and affordable living

"An effective leader"

Murray Rankin - MP for Victoria

I've known Jeremy as an effective advocate for arts and culture in Victoria, a creative mentor for youth, and an inspiring anti-violence activist. Always a passionate community builder, he will be a welcome new voice on City Council.

"A passionate advocate"

Edward Pullman - President, Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition, Fairfield Gonzales Community Association

Jeremy is a passionate advocate for sustainable transportation. He has the knowledge and ability to bring safe and accessible transportation options to Victoria. Our city would be lucky to have his energy and experience on council.

"Dedicated to his community"

Kelly Newhook - Executive Director, Together Against Poverty Society

Jeremy Loveday is an intelligent, thoughtful person who is extremely dedicated to his community. He is a good listener who values receiving input from a variety of sources when weighing the pros and cons of an issue. Jeremy is someone I would trust to put the public interest first and as such would make a fantastic Victoria City Councillor.

"Jeremy listens, thinks things through, and takes action"

Lorne Daniel - urban engagement consultant & founder of Rethink Urban

I support Jeremy Loveday because he represents the future of Victoria: bright, committed, engaged citizens who are making our fine city even better. Jeremy listens, thinks things through, and takes action - just what we need in a Councillor.

"Jeremy wants the kind of city that I want"

Guy Dauncy - environmental author and organizer

"Jeremy wants the kind of city that I want, with fabulous neighbourhoods, affordable housing, great cycling routes, community gardens, and a real commitment to be green and sustainable. And he’s got the chops to help make it happen as a city councillor."

"A natural for City Councillor"

Jason Guille - entrepreneur and community builder

Jeremy's compassion, humility, intellect & creativity make him a natural for City Councillor - and his integrity, passion and leadership get him my vote. On Saturday, November 15th, I hope you'll help me ensure we put Jeremy on City Council - and bring some much-needed balance & fresh outlook to our municipal leadership.

"A strong voice, and a true advocate for a better Victoria"

Dave Morris - Speaker, Teacher, Improviser, and Theatre Company Director

Jeremy Loveday is not only one of the greatest poets I know, but he's also a great leader, a strong voice, and a true advocate for a better Victoria. He is dedicated to his community and improving those around him. City Council will be better because of Jeremy Loveday.

"A strong voice, role model and community leader"

Gagan Leekha - Resource Development Officer, Victoria Sexual Assault Centre

Jeremy brings talent and passion to everything he does and he is clearly committed to making the City of Victoria more vibrant and livable. He’s been a strong voice, role model and community leader in issues related to sustainable transportation, youth empowerment, food security and in ending gender-based violence. He asks good questions, listens to varying opinions and is accessible in his communication and approach.

"A unique and valuable voice to City Council"

Trish Richards - Fernwood Resident

I have known Jeremy for many years. Jeremy's work building community, advancing the arts and advocating for social justice speaks to his ability to see what needs doing and working thoughtfully and tirelessly to see it done. Jeremy's way is reach out to people and bring them together to develop creative solutions. And to then advocate in a genuine and passionate manner to achieve resolution. Jeremy will bring a unique valuable voice to City Council.

"An inspiring advocate"

Caitlyn Vernon - environmental activist, award winning author and Fairfield resident.

Jeremy Loveday is an inspiring advocate for a healthy, equitable and environmentally sustainable city. Whether addressing issues of sustainable transportation, gender violence, or climate change, Jeremy is a strong and dedicated community leader who asks good questions, listens with respect, and presents a clear and inclusive vision of a city that cares for its people and ecosystems. As we face the big challenges of our time, we need strong voices like Jeremy’s on council to bring hope and a new way forward. Our very future depends on it

"Jeremy brings creativity, integrity, hard work and a willingness to listen"

Carole James - Victoria-Beacon Hill MLA

Jeremy brings creativity, integrity, hard work and a willingness to listen. I have known him for many years and have seen firsthand his commitment to the City of Victoria and the people of our community. He would be a tremendous asset to the Victoria Council table!

"a natural fit for Victoria's City Council"

Rose Jang - 2014 Guest Producer, Victoria Fringe Festival

I met Jeremy through Victoria's spoken word poetry community, where I got to know him as a poet, an organizer, and a friend. Jeremy uses his voice as a poet to make change and to speak about issues close to his heart, like ending domestic violence, and respecting the environment. Behind the scenes, Jeremy has spearheaded the growth of our youth poetry scene, nurturing a whole new generation of voices. Jeremy's voice and his actions are always in line, and my respect for him continues to grow as I watch him turn vision into reality time and time again. Jeremy's commitment to his community, his work ethic, and his genuine compassion for those around him make him a natural fit for Victoria's City Council.

"Jeremy Loveday has long-proven to be an asset to Victoria and the region"

Philippe Lucas - VP Patient Research and Services, Tilray Research Affiliate, Centre for Addictions Research of BC, Former Victoria City Councillor and CRD Director

Through both his words and actions, Jeremy Loveday has long-proven to be an asset to Victoria and the region, and he would make a fantastic City Councillor and CRD Director. Raised in Victoria, Jeremy has deep community roots and is a champion of collaborative, creative approaches to tackle our city's most challenging issues. He's fast on his feet and committed to progressive solutions, and I'm extremely pleased to support his vision for a better Victoria and his candidacy for Victoria City Council and CRD Director.

"Jeremy... is looking to make Victoria a better place for us all to call home"

Aaron Hall - Real Estate Agent / Community Leader

"It has been a pleasure to work with Jeremy in a number of public events where we have been raising money for Charity. Two events we worked on together this spring were the Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event which benefits the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre and the Big Bike for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. This names just two of the many events Jeremy and I have been at together. Jeremy has shown a consistent and perseverant path forward in our community in which he is looking to make Victoria a better place for us all to call home."

"Loveday has my wholehearted support"

Paul Finch - Treasurer, BCGEU

"Jeremy unites with his candidacy two crucial realities essential to the future of Victoria: a deep connection to the cultural vibrancy of the city, and a keen intelligence that will bring the highest standards of efficient and sustainable government to the capital region. I am excited by his candidacy not only due to the rarity of his concurrent abilities, but also because they are exactly what Victoria needs. Loveday has my wholehearted support."

"Jeremy is a proponent of resilient local economy"

Alex Harned- Market Manager of the Oaklands Sunset Market at the Oaklands Community Centr

"I first officially met Jeremy through the vibrant community of Social Coast, a social and environmental activist group. He has become a dear friend and an avid weekly supporter of the Oaklands Sunset Market! Jeremy is a proponent of resilient local economy through his very persuasive spoken word, but also through his day to day actions as a local consumer, volunteer and activist. I trust him to stand for agricultural land rights, supporting local business, and keep the next generation of Victoria engaged in community building. He represents a wide and eclectic grassroots community of artists, feminists, environmental and social activists that need proper representation in local government."

"Jeremy is authentic, passionate, dedicated and understanding"

Kelsey Mech - National Director, Canadian Youth Climate Coalition and former UVSS Chairperson (2013-14)

"Jeremy is authentic, passionate, dedicated and understanding. He is a listener and a leader. I wholeheartedly trust Jeremy to do everything in his power to take a strong stand for our youth, our environment, and the ability for us all to thrive as a community. He will be courageous. And as much as possible he will include your voices as guidance. I say this because I know Jeremy, not just as a politician, but as an individual with an astounding record of contributions to this community and genuine care for those around him. Vote for Jeremy Loveday."

"I strongly believe that Jeremy’s leadership will cultivate a legacy in which our families and communities can thrive"

Emily Rogers - Former UVSS Chairperson (2012-13)

"Jeremy has the unique ability to understand broad context while simultaneously communicating empathy at an individual level. He is fundamentally grounded in a deep sense of caring for others. This makes him approachable, trustworthy, and consistent in his application of values. He is also incredibly competent and driven, willing to work tirelessly to achieve impressive results. As a student and childcare provider, I strongly believe that Jeremy’s leadership will cultivate a legacy in which our families and communities can thrive for generations to come."

"I can’t wait for Jeremy to bring his passion and expertise to Victoria City Council."

Tara Paterson - Rhodes Scholar for BC 2013 and former UVSS Chairperson (2011-12)

"Jeremy understands the issues that matter most to students and young people --- transit, housing, sustainability, the arts. He is dedicated to making Victoria an excellent place to work, live and study, and I know he has the energy and experience to see this vision through. Students in Victoria are lucky to have the kind of candidate who will stand up for what they believe in. I can’t wait for Jeremy to bring his passion and expertise to Victoria City Council."

"Jeremy’s values align with those that promote and enable decisions that are not just green and responsible but regenerative"

Nicole Moen - President, Healing Cities Institute Society; Founder, Living the New Economy

“The City of Victoria needs Jeremy Loveday as a City Councilor November 15. Jeremy has rapport with and the ear of, the pre-voting-age youth. As the parent of a teen, I know that we need to know what that generation wants. Children of all ages are inheriting a tough financial, ecological, social and cultural situation locally and globally, and they know it. We must listen to them. Jeremy’s values align with those that promote and enable decisions that are not just green and responsible but regenerative, not just good for us but fundamentally build contexts that allow health and well-being to flourish on multiple levels.”

"Victoria would benefit from his perspective and his voice on Council"

Missie Peters - Artistic Director, Victoria Spoken Word Festival.

"Jeremy Loveday is an incredible community leader. I have watched him build programs in the poetry community like Victorious Voices that empower young people in Victoria and bridge different groups. When he sees a gap, he speaks out and presents positive solutions. When he sees an opportunity, he actively works to address it - such as his work to develop the Youth Poet Laureate program. He has integrity in everything that he does. Victoria would benefit from his perspective and his voice on Council."

Victoria should be a city for everyone. Together. let’s build a sustainable, inclusive city

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