Lord, we thank You for MPP Rima Berns-McGown and the leadership that is flowing through her. Lord, Your word declares in Lamentations 3:23 that Your mercies are new every morning. Thank You that You are the God of new beginnings, fresh vision and new inspiration. We ask You Father for Your blessing upon Rima Berns-McGown and her team. Lord, as she facilitates leadership in the Beaches-East York area, we ask for Your anointing and Your Holy Spirit covering. We pray that Your Spirit would bring fresh light, inspire new vision and bring creativity and inspiration. We ask You to mightily bless Rima and demonstrate Your strength through her as she initiates fresh change. We ask You to bless her health and give her wellness and vitality as she leads her district. In Jesus name, amen.
Rima and her partner David have lived in Beaches–East York for 25 years, where they raised their four kids. You can spot their dogs Eliot and Kuma walking along Martin Goodman Trail. Rima was born in Apartheid South Africa, which fueled her life–long work in fighting for the creation of socially just and diverse societies. Dr. Rima Berns–McGown holds a PhD in International Politics. A respected author, researcher, and former University of Toronto professor, she currently works with directors and executives to tackle systemic racism in boardrooms across Canada.