Father we lift up Christine Elliot to you today. We ask that you use her in the role as MPP for Whitby Oshawa riding.We ask that you give her wisdom in the decisions she makes while at Queens Park. We pray a blessing upon her family. Lord may you show your love to her like she has never experienced before. We ask this in the name of Jesus your Son, AMEN!
Prior to entering politics, Christine was a founding member and partner of Flaherty Dow Elliott & McCarthy, with offices in Whitby, Toronto and Ottawa, where she practised real estate, corporate and estate law. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, she was called to the Ontario Bar in 1980.
Active in her community, Christine is widely known for her commitment to the rights of people with special needs, a role she relishes and for which she has won numerous awards. In 2005, she received Whitby’s Peter Perry Award, an annual recognition of Whitby’s outstanding citizen. Prior to that she became a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow, their highest award, in recognition of her pro bono legal work.
Christine is the co-founder and Director of the Abilities Centre, a multi-purpose sports, recreation and performing arts facility for people with special needs, which opened in June 2012. She is also a Past Director and Chair of Grandview Children’s Centre and a Past Director of the Lakeridge Health Whitby Foundation. She has served as a Director and Board President of Durham Mental Health Services (DMHS) and was recognized when it named one of their group homes in her honour (Elliott House). She is a Director of Legacy Private Trust and has been a Director of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Christine lives in Whitby with her sons John, Galen and Quinn.