Fatima Gabriela Gomez Salazar
Fatima is originally from Montréal-North and has been working in the field of social and community feminist research for over 4 years. She has a background in political and feminist communication from the Université de Montréal.
Before working as a scientific coordinator for Algora Lab, a research laboratory on the ethics and governance of artificial intelligence at the Université de Montréal, she worked for more than 2 years as a research assistant at the Centre InterActions of CIUSSS-NIM. It was there that she was introduced to social research in health and was confronted with the social and racial issues of the residents of her neighbourhood. Since then, Fatima has been involved with community organizations in her borough to improve the living conditions of residents.
She has also worked as a consultant for the MTElles project, which aimed at the equal participation of women in municipal and community democratic life. Her work with this project allowed her to learn more about governance systems and in particular the barriers to civic participation for historically marginalized women.
Concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on the residents, especially women, of her borough, Fatima decided to run with Projet Montréal for the position of city councillor in the Ovide-Clermont district of Montréal-Nord.
Projet Montréal's candidates in Montréal-Nord have invested heart and soul in the community and have, over the years, built strong ties with the borough's residents.
Will Prosper, the candidate for borough mayor, is a filmmaker, a community organizer and a human rights activist. His work and achievements are incontrovertible.
His team is made up of Fatima Gabriela Salazar Gomez and D-yana Bommier, respectively candidates for City Councillor and Borough Councillor in Ovide-Clermont, as well as Mathieu Léonard and Ana E Meija, respectively candidates for City Councillor and Borough Councillor in Marie-Clarac.
The council's priorities include local economic development; support to Montreal's youth, notably through the creation of a sports center; improving conditions and access to affordable housing; rapid access to the rest of the city by public transit as well as the creation of more pleasant and greener living environments, including the reduction of heat islands.