Sarah Jama is a bridge builder, a community connector living in Hamilton Centre. She is Executive Director of the Disability Justice Network of Ontario, which has provided support to hundreds of Hamiltonians including food, assistive devices, and advocacy. She has spent the last decade fighting alongside Hamiltonians to improve our community and the lives of those in it.
She wants to take our fight for justice to Doug Ford - that’s why she’s running to be the next Hamilton Centre MPP.
Sarah’s approach to government: public policy should be driven by a desire to improve outcomes, increase access to supportive programs and to work upstream to get to the root cause of problems.
She has a track record to prove her successes.
Sarah co-founded DJNO (the Disability Justice Network of Ontario) to build capacity in disabled organizers to work to draw connections with other justice movements for systemic change.
In her past role as Senior Program Coordinator at the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion, she ran a Civic Leadership Program which sought to help Black and racialized youth to understand their place in working inside and outside of institutions to affect structural change.
Sarah also co-founded the Hamilton Encampment Support Network (HESN)
She is a founding board member of the Hamilton Transit Riders’ Union, a group which connects climate mitigation to public ownership.
She is a member of many other local, provincial and national initiatives.
Her goal is to improve the lives of Hamiltonians and the community that we all share.