· 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.