Maedith Radlein immigrated from Jamaica in 1987. She is a retired elementary school principal who worked with the Waterloo Region District School Board for over 20 years. In that time she was very involved in equity and anti racism education. Maedith chaired the committee responsible for the WRDSB’s first Equity Policy.
Community involvement has also been important to her. She has volunteered with many community groups over the years Including Waterloo Minor Soccer, YWCA-KW as President and The Child Witness Centre as Secretary. She is currently Chair of Council at Parkminster United Church and active in The Congress of Black Women, Waterloo Region as well as The Caribbean Canadian Association of Waterloo Region.
MPP for Kitchener-Waterloo
Elder-in-residence, Wilfrid Laurier University.
Equity & Inclusion Officer, Waterloo Region District School Board
Associate Professor, Director of Studies in Islam, Renison and Founding Director of Muslim Social Services
Chief, Waterloo Region Police Service
Fanis Juma Radstake
Fanis Juma Radstake is a local activist, community organizer, registered social worker, and mother of two. Her community practice is with the African Community Wellness Initiative and focuses on intersecting areas of food justice, racial justice and educational justice. Fanis is the co-organizer of the Racial Justice Network, and currently working to support efforts to create a local presence for the Black Lives Matter movement.