Candidate for City Council
My name is Tesicca Truong 張慈櫻 Trương Từ Anh. I have many names because I span many worlds. I’m the daughter of immigrants and refugees. I’m young and I’m racialized – and I am running for city council not in spite of these identities, but because of them. I believe that our city councillors need to reflect the true diversity of Vancouver.
I’ve been working to bring people together to find solutions for almost a decade. I have advised B.C.’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy on climate change policy, and co-founded CityHive, a not-for-profit organization focused on engaging young people with government and institutions. I have served on the Mayor’s Engaged City Task Force under the previous mayor and have been awarded Vancouver’s Greenest City Leadership Award.
In the 2020 provincial election, I ran with the BC NDP in Vancouver-Langara, and I currently work as the Manager of Engagement and Social Enterprise at the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue.
What I know is that political decisions are made by those who show up, and I want to show up for Vancouverites.
Tesicca is a brilliant and principled organizer, advocate, and leader with a deep knowledge of urban issues. I have tremendous respect for the intersectional lenses she brings to her work.
Ellen WoodsworthFormer city councillor
I emphatically support Tesicca's work because of her passion for community building, and deep sense of justice. Tesicca's joyful enthusiasm for making Vancouver a place where everyone feels safe and valued is essential for the future of our city.