Father, we thank you for Laura Mae Lindo today. We are grateful for her willingness to serve our province. Bless all she does to make life better for her constituents. Cause her heart to be moved by the things that move your heart. Send helpful and godly people into her life to assist and encourage her. Bless her with the strength needed to meet the demands of her position. (Psalm 18:1-3)
Laura Mae Lindo, Member of Provincial Parliament for Kitchener Centre, is a respected activist and educator who holds both a Masters and Ph.D. in Education. Her commitment to building inclusive communities both within and outside of educational environments is grounded in her knowledge of how to put anti-oppression theories into practice. Laura Mae is a knowledgeable advocate for the rights of women and girls, a respected ally to marginalized community members, and, most importantly, a courageous public speaker on issues often left unaddressed in the mainstream. Laura Mae is the Official Opposition Critic for Anti-Racism, and Citizenship and Immigration. The Leader of the Official Opposition appointed her as Chair of Official Opposition’s first Black Caucus, to collaborate with Black communities and allies to address systemic anti-Black racism in Ontario. When not working on equity issues or community development, Laura Mae, a former performer and recording artist, is a mother of three.