Antoinette Morgan is multi-faceted and identifies as a Black, Caribbean Canadian, straight, cisgender, mother of two wonderful children, life-partner, social justice warrior, social worker, advocate, feminist, blogger, business owner, counsellor, loyal friend, and life-long learner.
Antoinette loves to live, love, and laugh. Her favourite pastime includes travelling to different countries in various continents with her life-partner, experiencing the people, cuisine, architecture, and exploring museums. Nothing soothes her soul like listening to good gospel music or being near a body of water, as it flows while she watches the sun glisten on the water.
Antoinette’s professional experience encompasses the arts and social service/social work fields, working in non-profit, public, and private sectors. For over two decades she has worked in careers that include union steward in the Canadian media industry, social services worker, crisis counsellor, and school social worker. Antoinette is a tireless advocate whose passion is to help people: from working to provide financial assistance for those less fortunate, advocating for the rights of writers of film and television, providing counselling support to people facing gender-based violence and older adults, supporting and empowering girls in the school setting, to standing up for Black and other marginalized students.
She is an award winner for her work in equity, diversity and inclusion in the school system and received two awards in 2018: Hidden Innovators Award presented by Markham African Caribbean Association and City of Markham and the York Region District School Board Secondary Vice-Principal Association Community Service Award.
Antoinette is an avid volunteer and has experience as union representative for USW and OPSEU, and for two years served as school council chair at her son’s local high school. She also gives her time running an affinity group.
Antoinette is a life-long learner. The racial discrimination endured by her son in the school system propelled her return to the university classroom after a 20-year hiatus. Her alma maters are University of Toronto, York University, Dalhousie University and Seneca College.