Maureen is a former librarian at Toronto Public Library, the world’s busiest urban public library. Maureen holds a Master of Arts in Public Administration from the University of Toronto. She has long been interested in the intersection of public services and the community. A former president of the Toronto Public Library Workers, she led a campaign to prevent the closure of libraries and highlighted a deep commitment to her city. She worked tirelessly at the local, provincial, and national level in CUPE to show the negative impact of precarious work on not only workers but the health of their communities. She was a long-time labour representative with United Way Toronto and Chair of the Municipal Committee of the Toronto and York Regional Labour Council. Marueen is currently Recording Secretary for the Toronto Workers History Project and Book Club coordinator. Also sits on The Refugee Next Door Project at Labour Community Services.