Cerise Wilson was born and raised within the inner-city communities of Toronto. As a single-mother of two, Cerise was the first in her family to obtain a diploma in Community and Justice Services, and a B.A in Criminology and Justice Policy. Over the past 15 years, Cerise has worked in both public and private sectors, transforming the lives of people she works with and alongside. As a passionate advocate for underprivileged, marginalized, at-risk and oppressed groups in society, Cerise naturally assumes a leadership role in working towards positive and lasting change.
As a Christian, Cerise is very passionate about her love for Christ and displays this through her service and interactions with the community. Her extrovert, humorous, and vibrant personality can be spotted in a crowd. Cerise enjoys working collaboratively with stakeholders to create resources and programs that promote healthy, equitable, and sustainable communities. Her call to the political arena is driven by her desire to represent the needs of communities through the role of a City Councillor, whereby actively participating in public discourse, conducting research, and moving motions will bring diverse representation.
Cerise believes that leadership is not about the title one assumes, but their willingness and desire to serve behind the scenes, exemplifying a posture of humility, and planting seeds for future generations.