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Celina Caesar-Chavannes
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Celina Caesar-Chavannes

Leadership, Equity and Inclusion, Executive Coaching, Strategy Mapping, Disruption & Vision

Language Spoken

English, French

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Durham Region

Celina Caesar-Chavannes is a business consultant, coach and international speaker. She was the former Member of Parliament for Whitby, Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Parliamentary Secretary for International Development.

 

During her term as a Member of Parliament, Celina was awarded:

  • Champion of Mental Health Parliamentarian Award by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (2017)
  • Ontario Black History Society, Daniel G. Hill Award for Community Services (2017)
  • Black Parliamentarian of the Year (2017)
  • Featured in the April 2018 edition of O (Oprah Winfrey) Magazine entitled, “What would you stand up for?”
  • Salon International de la Femme Noire, Viola Desmond Award (2019)
  • Named Chatelaine Magazine’s Woman of the Year (2019)

 

Before entering politics, Mrs. Caesar-Chavannes was a successful entrepreneur, and recipient of both the:

  • Toronto Board of Trade’s Business Entrepreneur of the Year for 2012
  • 2007 Black Business and Professional Association’s Harry Jerome Young Entrepreneur Award.

 

She has a:

  • Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto,
  • an MBA in Healthcare Management
  • an Executive MBA from the Rotman School of Management

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