For more than 25 years, Susan Kadis, a married mother of five, has consistently stood up for the what Thornhill cares about – a healthy and vibrant community.
The former publisher of the Thornhill Times Community Newspaper, Ms. Kadis was first elected to public office as a school trustee in 1988.
Elected to City Council in 1997, she has provided a strong, effective voice for Thornhill, enhancing the quality of life for residents. The Toronto Star previously endorsed Ms. Kadis, stating that her determination made her the ideal candidate for councillor.
During her seven-years on City Council, she has fought tirelessly for important issues such as improving transit and transportation. She also championed a wide range of issues including the pesticide-free parks' initiative in Thornhill-Vaughan.
As an 11-year breast cancer survivor, Ms. Kadis served on the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation's Board of Directors. As always, she used her personal experience to help others. Improving and protecting healthcare will unequivocally continue to be a top priority for her.
In both her public and private life, Ms. Kadis demonstrates a deep and abiding feeling for residents and the issues that affect them. Her record of service on behalf of the community is equalled by her devotion to it.
Ms. Kadis, 51, who earned a sociology BA at York University, is eager to apply her extensive political experience, proven leadership ability and long-standing commitment to the community at the federal level.