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Monday, Jun. 28, 2004

White, Sheila

Ontario, Scarborough - Guildwood, New Democratic Party

· Media and communications consultant and grassroots community organizer

· Worked for more than 12 years as a senior aide to the Mayor of North York, directing communications, media and community programs

· Served for five years as special advisor to Howard Hampton and the NDP at Queen’s Park

· Well known as a television and radio panelist on “Michael Coren Live” on CTS, “Politics” with Don Newman on NewsWorld, CBC Radio, CBC TV and CFRB.

· Orchestrated the massively effective Rocking Chair Protest against hiking nursing home fees

· Has worked as a journalist, choir director, songwriter, musician, performer, emcee, speaker, self-published children’s book author and entrepreneur

· Active in her church and community, listed in Canada’s first Who’s Who Directory of Black Canada

· Director of Community Unity Alliance, which administers youth scholarships and programs for a number of ethno-cultural groups

· Founding member of the Marcus Garvey Centre for Leadership and Education

· Past Vice-Chair of special event for the Ontario Games for the Physically Disabled in 1987

· Coordinated scores of programs for seniors, people with disabilities, ethno-cultural groups and youth

· Lifelong Scarborough resident, a homeowner and an active executive member of the local community association

· Family history steeped in accomplishment; her father, the late Bill White, was the first black person to run for political office in Canada in the federal riding of Spadina in 1949 for the CCF

· Lives with her partner Alex King and two stepdaughters.

Other Scarborough - Guildwood candidates:

Party L E T
Liberal 0 135 135
Cons. 0 99 99
BQ 0 54 54
NDP 0 19 19
Other 0 1 1
Total 0 308 308
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