Articles by Ryan Moen

Dear Mom...

by Ryan Moen / Apr 21, 2015 / Comments

I know you've said you miss me, but I assure you I'm not gone. Although we live seemingly further and further apart, and don't catch up as often as you'd like - I'm not gone. What we share is something that cannot be lost.

Shatterbox - Beyond The Cup

by Ryan Moen / Apr 16, 2015 / Comments

Now it's no easy task running a small business in this town, but the folks over at Shatterbox coffee have been boldly doing it right for sometime now. Even as one of the new kids on the coffee scene, it is the intention put into the design of the business that makes Shatterbox a community success.

Losing an Election and Gaining a City

by Ryan Moen / Mar 31, 2015 / Comments

The most important part of any successful campaign is the thank you speech. I believed that I was the only riled up individual who'd had enough of the direction the city was heading. But as it turns out, I couldn't be more wrong.

Just because I was my own campaign manager, it didn't mean that 'Ryan Moen' on the ballot was a single person. The amount of love that I received from this city, and the amount of help from family, old friends, new friends and strangers - that was my victory.

How to Stop Bill C-51

by Ryan Moen / Mar 17, 2015 / Comments

It was "nice" to see the crowds out in protest of Bill C-51. Thats the same "nice" one would describe a horribly undatable friend. So lets rephrase that opener to "It was nice, BUT" - as in how did it all even get that far for people to take to the streets. Where did the democratic process fail? Who's to blame?

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Ryan Moen


Ryan Moen is one of Victoria's passionate Community Advocates. With a career in healthcare, he sees that health goes far beyond calories earned and burned. He believes health comes from the balance of all the interactions in our day to day lives. Empowering people to ask questions, helping find answers, and connecting different individuals thorough common causes, Ryan hopes to see his city grow stronger, together as a community.

Recognizing there was a role to be filled for public engagement, he has been involved in some of Victoria's newest community start up projects. Attending Mayoral open door sessions, Council meetings, neighbourhood association monthly's, webinars, seminars… all to stay informed. Provinding you with the power to shape your city.