Chair, South Surrey White Rock Federal Liberal Association
Over the course of her career, Deborah Salh has been a child protection social worker, district supervisor at the Ministry of Children and Family Development and constituency assistant for Member of Parliament Gordie Hogg, to name a few roles. She is driven by people and believes everything you do in life has value, and you bring your experiences with you into every new role.
Her work in social work and politics has shown her the importance of affordable housing on a personal level, and how key it is especially in the Lower Mainland, Victoria, Vancouver and Toronto.
She has seen examples of how well affordable housing that’s inclusive of many different populations works, and loves how Options’ building project will create community instead of segregation.
At the rate Surrey is growing, Deborah believes both industry and housing are needed so people can live and work in the city, and this project with Options touches a place in her that’s quite raw as she is passionate about vulnerable populations and their ability to get affordable housing.
No matter what she has faced, either in her career or with raising her four children, Deborah knows she can rise to the challenge.
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“When we pull together, for me that’s when we stop looking at each other as the ‘other’ and we start to connect. It brings out the best in us. We stop looking the other way and we become stronger communities.”