“We cannot risk Scarborough-Guildwood children’s future through lack of investments in education, healthcare, the environment, mental health, long-term care, affordable housing and good jobs. I will continue to be your strong voice”
Mitzie Hunter is a visionary and a fearless leader who has defied the odds in every chapter of her life. She is the Canadian story that is the fabric of this nation.
Mitzie grew up in Scarborough, where her family settled after immigrating from Jamaica. A lifelong community builder, Mitzie works tirelessly to improve her community of Scarborough-Guildwood. Mitzie has championed many causes during her nine year tenure including:
- New and expanded hospital and community healthcare
- Children and seniors’ rights
- Education and literacy
- Employment and wages
- Enhanced childcare
- Transit investments (the Scarborough Subway and Eglinton East LRT)
- Climate change and a cleaner environment
In March 2022, Private Member’s Bill, Bill 60, the Safe and Healthy Communities Act, which was introduced in the Legislature by Mitzie to address the toll that gun violence has on mental health within our community, was sent for review before the Standing Committee on Justice Policy. The passing of this Bill will ensure that people in communities affected by the trauma of gun violence will receive counselling that will be covered through the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP).
Read the Toronto Star’s coverage about the impact of gun violence and the need for Bill 60.
Mitzie has served as the Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for Scarborough-Guildwood since 2013, having been elected three times. She is a former three time Cabinet minister who held positions of associate Finance Minister, Minister of Education and Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development. A lifelong community builder, Mitzie is the former CEO of the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance. She also held senior positions at Toronto Community Housing Corporation and Goodwill Industries. Mitzie started her career as an entrepreneur and worked in information and communications technology sectors.
She understands the diverse and vibrant Scarborough-Guildwood community and the power of working together. Her love and care for her community and her dedication to education and lifelong learning drives her quest to bring people together to solve complex problems.
Mitzie is a leader who is not afraid to make tough decisions. As your MPP, Mitzie has and will continue to champion the causes that affect the community and work to make Scarborough-Guildwood the best place to live, work, play and grow old.