Council Members

Councillor Ceta Ramkhalawansingh

Ward 20 Trinity-Spadina

 

Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street West, Suite C50
Toronto, ON  M5H 2N2
Phone: 416-392-4044
Fax: 416-392-4130
ward20@toronto.ca

Ward map (PDF)

Staff

Executive Assistant
Rebecca Keenan
416-392-3354
rkeenan@toronto.ca

Administrative Assistant
Dilya Niezova
416-392-4044
dniezov@toronto.ca

Administrative Assistant
Mariah Clarkin
416-392-4044
mclarki@toronto.ca

Constituency Assistant
(Planning & Transportation)
Brent Gilliard
416-392-4044
bgillia2@toronto.ca

Administrative Assistant
Athena Mohammed
416-392-4044
amohamm8@toronto.ca

Constituency Assistant
Robin Buxton Potts
416-392-4044
rbuxton@toronto.ca
Binh Chow
(Cantonese and Mandarin line)
416-392-4043
 

Profile

Ceta Ramkhalawansingh was appointed to City Council in July 2014 and will serve as the Councillor for Ward 20 Trinity-Spadina until November 30, 2014.

Ceta moved with her family to Toronto from Trinidad and Tobago. She has lived in Trinity-Spadina for over four decades; first as a student at the University of Toronto and then as a resident.

A community activist on many fronts, Ceta has worked on human rights, affordable housing, gender equity, LGBTTQ rights, heritage conservation, literacy, disability access, Aboriginal issues, race relations, sustainability, education.  In addition to her community advocacy, Ceta worked in the Toronto Public Service for three decades prior to her retirement in 2010. During her tenure as the City’s manager on diversity and community engagement, she and was involved with introducing many pioneering and  ground-breaking equity  human rights policies making Toronto a social justice leader.

During the 1970’s, Ceta was a co-founder and lecturer in Women’s Studies at the University of Toronto. She worked with school trustees at the Toronto school board to develop anti-racism and multicultural policies and programs.

Currently, Ceta is the National Chair, The Word On The Street Canada, President, LEARNXS Foundation. Ceta is a member of the Grange Park Advisory Committee, a New College Alumni Representative on the University of Toronto’s College of Electors and is a Principal’s appointee to the Innis College Council, University of Toronto.

Ceta has served on several community boards and committees, published many articles on social justice issues and has received several awards including the New Pioneers Award from Skills for Change, LEAF/WIN Person’s Day award, U of T’s Arbor Award and was selected in 2011 by the women members of Toronto City Council for the Constance Hamilton Award. In 2002, she was appointed an Honorary Member of U of T’s Women and Gender Studies Institute in recognition of her role as a co-founder of Women’s Studies. Her academic qualifications from the University of Toronto include a BA, MA, a graduate Diploma in Child Studies and residency requirement towards a PhD at OISE.

 

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