Juanita Nathan is a long-time resident of Markham and someone has dedicated her life to helping the most vulnerable in our society.
Whether it’s helping students get their life on track and back into school or helping women cope with abuse, or ensuring that seniors are active and informed about their health; Juanita plays an instrumental role in the lives of many individuals and families.
Her record on community involvement and grass roots engagement is exceptional. She received the Queen Elizabeth the II Diamond Jubilee medal for her volunteer work.
Juanita’s strong desire to help young people, women, and seniors overcome obstacles and challenges put her on her path to get involved in the community and pursue a career in the social services sector. She now looks to bring her grass root experience to Queen’s Park and ensure progress continues to be made.
She is a long-time community activist, and has been involved with organizations such as the York Simcoe Canadian Mental Health Services, York Region Equity Council, the Markham Tamil Organization and Family Services of York Region.
Juanita is currently a trustee from Markham, the vice-chair for the York Region District School Board, a parent-student support worker, and a counsellor for abused women.