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CELINA CAESAR-CHAVANNEZ

Celina Caesar-Chavannez is an author and is the former Member of Parliament, with the Government of Canada, representing the Town of Whitby. Celina offers speaking, training, and consulting services as an incorporated business. For information and pricing, please contact her directly.

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LARISSA CRAWFORD

"A short first person introduction that speaks to the team member's ancestry and their areas of expertise, most common, specialized, and/or preferred services. There is at least one more line of text."

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HERE'S A QUICK OVERVIEW OF THEIR PROFILE.

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PRONOUNS

She/her

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IDENTITIES

Black, Woman

LOCATION

Whitby, Ontario

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LANGUAGE

English, French

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EXPERTISE

Anti-racism and Anti-Black Racism, Canadian Government and Policy, Social Justice Advocacy, Mental Health, Research, Entrepreneurship, Transformative Leadership, Executive Coaching, Coaching, Strategy Mapping

PAST WORK

Government of Canada (Co-Chair of National Epidemiology Study), TD Canada Trust, Neurological Health Charities Canada, University of Toronto, Alzheimer's Society Canada, Parkinson Society Canada

Founder + Managing Director

Work Title

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She / Her

Pronouns

English, French

Language(s)

Mohistikinis (Calgary, Alberta)

Base Territory

A SHORT BIOGRAPHY

GET TO KNOW THEM A BIT BETTER.

Celina Caesar-Chavannes is the former Member of Parliament, with the Government of Canada, representing the Town of Whitby, a suburb east of Toronto. She served as Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from December 2015 to January 2017 and served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development et la Francophonie from January 2017 to August 2018.

Before entering politics, Mrs. Caesar-Chavannes was a successful entrepreneur, launching and growing an award winning research management consulting firm, with a particular focus on neurological conditions. She was the recipient of both the Toronto Board of Trade’s Business Entrepreneur of the Year for 2012 and the 2007 Black Business and Professional Association’s Harry Jerome Young Entrepreneur Award.

Mrs. Caesar-Chavannes is a renowned research consultant and has worked with a variety of private, government and non-government organizations. Her work required her to build and manage effective collaboration across a wide range of interests and perspectives, and she has years of experience managing complex projects involving industry, federal agencies, health care professionals, researchers and patient advocacy groups.

An international lecturer on the inclusion of marginalized populations in clinical research, Ms. Caesar-Chavannes has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto, an MBA in Healthcare Management from the University of Phoenix, an Executive MBA from the Rotman School of Management, at the University of Toronto and is currently enrolled in a PhD program focused on Organizational Leadership at Northcentral University.

She is a past member of the Governing Council of the University of Toronto, and also served as member of the Institutional Advisory Board for the Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction, which is part of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. She is also a member of the Congress of Black Women.

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INTERVIEW

BEYOND THE BIOGRAPHY Q+A.

How does your lived experience and identity contribute to your qualification as a service deliverer?

Lived experience brings a unique voice to the conversation, having the opportunity to learn from someone who has endure, grew through struggle or has over come challenges closes the gap between learner/knowledge maker and teacher/knowledge keeper. the struggels i've overcome and challenges I have face are not unique and I feel that is what is important to show that, i was just young indigenous girl form the rez who grew up in such a disfuctional life of abuse, acholo and drugs, to droping out of highschool only to use these challenges i've faced to uplift me to break cycles for myself, my family and my children.

How does your institutional and non-institutional education contribute to your qualification as a service deliverer?

I've been a language learner since the age of 8 years old, I acknowledge i'm very blessed to have grown up in my traditional home lands to learn my language, culture and traditions. there are many knowledge keepers in my life that i continue to learn from.since growing up in community I've only worked for Indigenous Organizations/business and these experience has been a huge factor in why i wanted to be the first in my family to attend university. I am in my second year of my undergraduate program, BA in Sociology and Political Science.

How do you advance climate justice and equity through your services?

My experience and UN young leader for the Sustainable Development Goals has taught me a lot and i use those teaching and intertwine them in my advocacy work.

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What does it mean to you to act as a future ancestor?

It means being accountable to my children, my nieces and nephews, and my future grandchild. Its acknowledging my responsibility as a future grandmother, and matriarch that it is my role hold space and create space for healthy sustainable change.

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