Nomination Date: 10/03/2019
Rachel Willson is a trained teacher and mother of two with a strong reputation for committed volunteerism and political advocacy work.
Rachel’s love for people and desire to positively impact the next generation led her to pursue a career as an elementary school teacher. She received her B.A. with Honours from York University, followed by her B.Ed. from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.
However, becoming a mother to Elijah and Lily motivated Rachel to turn her attention to federal politics.
Rachel has spent the past three years serving as assistant director for the MY Canada Association, a non-profit organization working to help youth become more politically engaged. She has led numerous youth delegations to Parliament and personally conducted more than 100 sit-down meetings with Members of Parliament and Senators to advocate for legislation that benefits Canadians.
Rachel also serves as Vice President for the Philos Project Canada Chapter, an organization promoting positive Christian engagement in the Middle East with a focus on support for Israel and building bridges between faith and cultural groups towards open dialogue and friendship.
Rachel is deeply concerned by the Liberal government’s record of irresponsible spending, growing national debt, and infringements on fundamental freedoms of speech, religion and conscience.
Her passion for equipping Canadians to make their voices heard and to participate in Canadian democracy, coupled with growing concerns about Justin Trudeau’s leadership, make Rachel the best choice to represent the people of York Centre and to advocate on their behalf in the House of Commons.