- Lived in Westmount–Saint-Louis for seven years
- Studied at Marianopolis College and McGill University
- Single mother of two amazing teenagers on the autism spectrum
- Involved with community organizations for over 15 years, active cyclist, public speaker, and special needs community advocate
- Entrepreneur offering marketing/communications/advertising solutions, working in this industry for over 20 years
- Immediate Past President of the Quebec English School Boards Association, Chairperson of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board and Member of the Laurier Foundation
I have committed myself to the creation of positive relationships, building trust, and collaborating with strategic partners that enable the organizations and people I represent to grow and meet their goals. As a devoted community member, I work hard to promote the values of those I represent, ensure their needs are addressed, and help them thrive.
I am a staunch supporter of the role of local, democratically elected representatives of the school board system, and believe that everyone’s voice should be heard. I am deeply passionate about all matters related to education, language and minority rights, youth retention, and access to health and social services. I try to lead through example, actively listen, transparently address concerns, and capitalize on every opportunity possible to highlight the strengths and relevance of those I represent. My goal has always been, and will continue to be, to showcase the successes and achievements that are a result of our collaborative efforts as a community, and to ensure our rights are maintained.
My experiences and background in the education milieu vary from parent volunteer and student advocate, to an elected community representative and political influencer. I have had the privilege to represent our community as a Chair of Governing Board, Chair of Parents’ Committee, Chair of Special Needs Advisory Committee, and most recently as Chair of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board and President of the Quebec English School Boards Association.
Jennifer Maccarone, the Official Opposition’s Family critic