Heavenly Father, we pray that you would draw MPP Berns-McGown toward a deep understanding your plans and purposes for her life. At this time of year especially we ask that Rima’s life, work, and family would all be marked by the traits of the season; may hope, love, joy, and peace be upon her each and every day. Thank you for her ongoing faithfulness in her parliamentary roles and in service of the people of Beaches—East York. Give her a deep joy and satisfying fulfillment as she lives out your callings upon her life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Dr. Rima Berns–McGown holds a Ph.D. in International Politics. She was elected in 2018 and is a respected author, researcher, and former University of Toronto professor who worked with directors and executives to tackle systemic racism in boardrooms across Canada. Rima and her partner David have lived in Beaches—East York for 25 years, where they raised their four children. She was born in Apartheid South Africa, which fueled her life–long work in fighting for the creation of socially just and diverse societies. She advocates for systemic change that creates meaningful inclusion, accountable institutions, and the elimination of all systemic oppression.