Meet Angela Kennedy

Beaches-East York Provincial PC candidate Angela Kennedy has devoted her life to making a difference in her community. Whether it is caring for the sick as a nurse at Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) for 52 years or trying to make difference in the school community as a School Trustee for the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) in Ward 11, a ward that encompasses Beaches-East York, Toronto Danforth, Don Valley East-West and North, Angela has been a force for positive action.

Angela is no stranger to The Beaches-East York Community having lived in the Beaches for the first 24-years of her life. She attended Corpus Christi Catholic Elementary School and Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School. Angela graduated from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in 1969 and is an RN with CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator designation). She continues to be employed at Michael Garron Hospital on a part-time status as a diabetes educator and vaccinator.

Angela has been elected to six terms as a Catholic School Trustee representing Ward 11. While a Trustee with TCDSB, she has served as Chair of the Board as well as Chair of various standing and advisory committees. She founded Asian Heritage Month – a joint venture with the Toronto Public School Board and the TCDSB – over 15 years ago. She currently is the representative to the inaugural 2SLGBTQ Advisory Committee.

Angela’s nursing career led her to working with the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) in 1976 to found the Ontario Nurses Association (ONA). She subsequently served as President of Local 115 at Toronto East General Hospital for 10 years. A highlight of her work as President was negotiating a job share article in the Collective agreement in 1985. She gained leadership experience through sitting on the grievance committee, the health and safety committee anD the negotiating committee.

In 2000-2003, she and her team of diabetes educator at MGH created a community-based education program. This is now used as the provincial model for diabetes education and locally in East York and Toronto Danforth as DECNET.

Angela has raised seven boys alongside her husband Alistair. They have 10 grandchildren and a great grandchild on the way.

Angela is a natural leader. Her positive, forward-thinking approach to issues has led to innovative solutions, action and positive results. She has a proven record for advocating for those less fortunate, and is a proponent of diversity, equity and inclusion and the elimination of discrimination of any kind.