2019 Award Winner : Mrs. Celina Caesar-Chavannes
Celina Caesar-Chavannes is an independent member of Ontario’s Whitby constituency. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto, an MBA in Health Management and an Executive MBA from the Rotman School of Management. Before embarking on a career in politics, she was an entrepreneur, consultant and an international speaker. Through the many leadership positions, she has held within councils and organizations, Mrs. Caesar-Chavannes has addressed important issues facing the Black community to Canadian Parliament such as the micro-aggressions and racism that Blacks experience, especially Black Women in Canada. Mrs. Caesar-Chavannes also dared to speak openly about mental health issues in Black communities, a subject which is still a taboo.