Celina R. Caesar-Chavannes

MP Whitby

Celina R. Caesar-Chavannes MP is a Canadian Member of Parliament, representing the riding of Whitby in the House of Commons of Canada. Elected as a Liberal in the 2015 federal election, she currently sits as an independent member.

Caesar-Chavannes graduated from New College at the University of Toronto, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, followed by an MBA in healthcare management from the University of Phoenix, and an executive MBA. She subsequently served on the University of Toronto’s governing council, including time as vice chair of the council for the University of Toronto, Scarborough.

Caesar-Chavannes worked as an international research consultant, as well as a lecturer on the need to include marginalized populations in clinical research. She was named Business Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012 by the Toronto Region Board of Trade

Advocacy for gender and racial equity:

Caesar-Chavannes has repeatedly spoken out her experiences of anti-black racist micro-aggressions on Parliament Hill that has characterized her time as a Member of Parliament, including being denied entry into her office building by security.