Councillor Charmaine Williams
Just over a year ago, Charmaine Williams became the first black woman elected to Brampton City Council, representing Wards 7 & 8.
Her beliefs, values and courage to advocate for people are shaped by her professional and personal experiences.
Prior to entering politics, she had 19-year career as a certified Multi-Systemic Therapist, behavioural consultant and counsellor. Charmaine has been a voice on behalf of families and children of all ages coping with domestic violence, mental illness, substance abuse, neglect, trauma and other personal challenges. She has worked in a number of therapeutic programs and organizations like Associated Youth Services of Peel, Youth Substance Abuse Program, Peel Children’s Center and the Reach Out Center for Kids in Peel and the Halton Region.
Charmaine believes that public service is the art of the possible, and her recent personal experience overcoming a debilitating health issue demonstrated her determination to pursue what is possible. She pushed through the obstacles to be able to enter public service in 2018, inspired and energized to work for her community.
Charmaine and her husband Steve, live in Brampton with their five beautiful children.