Father, we lift MPP Suze Morrison to You and we ask You to give her Your divine wisdom and discernment for every area that she has influence over. We ask for Your protection over her and her family and may Your love and peace pour out on Trevor and her today.
Suze Morrison is a community activist, communications professional, and proud resident of Regent Park. She identifies as having mixed settler and Indigenous heritage and has called many places home including Toronto, Parry Sound, Guelph, and London.
Suze’s work is guided by her lived experiences of poverty, trauma, and resiliency.
She was born in a small town north of Parry Sound, where her earliest memories are of living in a school bus after a fire claimed her family home. After moving to Toronto as a young child she continued to grow up in poverty while her mom went back to school as a mature student at the University of Toronto. When her mom became disabled in her teenage years, Suze became an advocate for her family. She understands the unique challenges of how disability can amplify the experience of poverty.
Suze went on to study Media Studies and Public relations at the University of Guelph-Humber. After a sexual assault, she immersed herself in performance driving as a way of reclaiming her power and taking back control in her life. She now helps organize events and encourages other women to find power behind the wheel the way she did. She is a two-time recipient of the Lorna Wilson Ladies Champion award for Autoslalom in Southwestern Ontario.
Most recently, Suze has led a number of community safety initiatives in Regent Park following a shooting that she and her husband witnessed in the summer of 2017. She has worked to create spaces for her community to heal from trauma and build stronger community relationships with the Toronto Police Service. This fall, she led a project where more than 100 community members received free CPR training.