Dyanoosh has the endorsement of people from a broad range of the political spectrum, people who know her, have worked and volunteered with her, or have gotten to know her in the past few months of the campaign.
Ward 16 resident
Dyanoosh has a strong work ethic and is one of the most open-minded and thoughtful people I know. She is dedicated, loyal and passionate about the community in which she and her family call home.
Lawyer, Toronto Resident
I have had the pleasure of canvassing with Dyanoosh Youssefi since the start of her campaign in May 2014. Dyanoosh has knocked on thousands of doors in the ward and has demonstrated an undeniable respect for the residents. I am consistently impressed with how she readily connects with people and how they, in turn, are positively affected by her efforts to reach out to them.
Dyanoosh is a bright, articulate, and hardworking candidate who possesses a thoughtful long-term vision for the City. She exercises sound judgment and works well with others.
Dyanoosh is committed to the residents of Ward 16 and aspires for excellence in whatever she undertakes. The community will be well-served by her. I, therefore, endorse her without reservation.
I am supporting Dyanoosh Youssefi because I like her integrity, honesty, concern for balance, fairness, and inclusion, as well as her consideration of the environment, and her realistic fiscal awareness. Dyanoosh understands the importance of building a clear vision for our city and working from a plan that accounts for the needs of all. She believes that we need to remember the importance of a strong infrastructure when considering development and transportation.
I have heard Dyanoosh speaking with constituents, and I admire her ability to be open to other points of view, while clearly stating her own beliefs and considerations. She stands in her integrity, and has a strong gift of being able to see the big picture, how everything fits together. This ability to see the big picture leads to finding a meeting ground and finding solutions…bringing opposing sides together and helping to grow the community.
I am confident that Dyanoosh would be a very positive force in City Council, by being able to help people with different views and agendas come to agreements that are win-win.
Partner, WeirFoulds LLP; Former Treasurer (President) of the Law Society of Upper Canada
It is vital to our city that excellent candidates such as Dyanoosh Youssefi run for election to City Council. Dyanoosh has an incredible resume. I wish we had candidates in every ward with her background. We need more people like Dyanoosh on City Council.
Linda Regan Pasternak
Program Coordinator, School of Legal and Public Administration, Seneca College
I have been a colleague of Dyanoosh Youssefi for several years while she taught at Seneca College. She is a bright, thoughtful individual who has the ability to deal with complex challenges and find solutions that work for all.
I support her in her candidacy for Toronto City Councilor where I believe she will be not be afraid to tackle the tough issues that are part of a councilor’s job. Dyanoosh will find effective ways to build links between politicians, bureaucrats while always putting her constituents’ needs first. She is concerned about the city and the individuals who live in it and will definitely not be afraid to stand up for the people of Toronto and their interests.
President and CEO, Veahavta; the Canadian Jewish Humanitarian and Relief Committee
I have known Dyanoosh Youssefi for close to 20 years. I have always been deeply impressed by her very well-developed spirit and soul and sense of what is right. Dyanoosh is one of those individuals who is hyper aware of injustices and the fundamental importance of strong community. As the president and CEO of Veahavta: the Canadian Jewish Humanitarian & Relief Committee, I am fully supportive of her bid to be elected as city councillor and believe with all my heart she will bring needed changes to our city and a soulfulness unseen in the past.
I have known Dyanoosh as a colleague at Seneca College in the legal studies department. In this capacity I have witnessed her intelligence, competence, diligence and commitment to high standards- qualities which will enrich, and be an asset to city council.
Dyanoosh has a passion for justice which will serve to improve the conditions for the residents of Toronto.
Her views and positions are formed after thorough research and consideration of all facets of the issue. This approach is important in a political setting with divergent interests.
Dyanoosh is respectful of the views of others, with an interest in, and ability to work collaboratively.
She is firm in standing for her beliefs and her beliefs are those that will be for the betterment of Toronto.
City council badly needs to be infused with councillors such as Dyanoosh, who are driven by the highest ideals of city governance, putting their self-interests after the interests of the constituents.
Dyanoosh has the important traits that highly recommend her for a position on city council: a sense of commitment, a dedication to learning and high performance, intelligence, and an ability to communicate with a broad spectrum of city residents.
I strongly support her bid for city council.
Former Executive Director Council of Jewish Federations of Canada
I believe Dyanoosh will be a strong candidate for my City Council because she has energy, passion and current relevant experience.
As a lawyer she understands and fights for just outcomes. As an educator she is an effective communicator, one who understands and engages young and older adults alike. As a parent, she is experienced in the challenges of raising a family in this Ward and the larger city. Through outreach to her neighbors, Dyanoosh knows our concerns and is committed to successfully representing them. Dyanoosh believes in striving for “win-win” resolutions to many of the issues facing City Council.
Most importantly, Dyanoosh will work to build and support a healthy and progressive City Council.
Small business owner, Ward 16 resident
As a small business owner for the past 20 years, former Chair of school council at Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute for 5 years and Ward 16 resident for 25 years, I am pleased to endorse Dyanoosh Youssefi as our next City Councillor for Ward 16.
Dyanoosh has impressed me with her honesty, clarity and communication skills. We have discussed the realistic needs of our city and community to include city works, mental health support, affordable housing, children’s safety on our streets, and diversity.
As a lawyer, she can debate, articulate and bring about the much needed changes at city hall. As an educator she can action plan, consolidate gaps and build links in a cohesive work environment.
I want transparency at city hall and I want a better liveable city. I believe that Dyanoosh can bring about that change.