On October 27, 2014, Bonnie Crombie was elected Mayor of Mississauga. Prior to her election as Mayor, Bonnie served as the Ward 5 City Councillor, and previous to that, as Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Streetsville.
Before entering public service, Bonnie enjoyed a twenty-year career in business. Bonnie worked for two Fortune 500 companies, including the Walt Disney Corporation and the McDonald’s Corporation. She successfully practiced public affairs at the Insurance Bureau of Canada and was later self-employed as an independent public affairs consultant. Bonnie was also a founding partner of Cargo Cosmetics.
Outside of her work in the public and private sector, Bonnie has an extensive record of community leadership and volunteer service. Former mayor Hazel McCallion asked Bonnie to serve on the Mississauga Mayor’s Taskforce on the Arts; Bonnie was subsequently elected as Vice Chair of this working group committed to finding sustainable funding for arts and artists. She has also dedicated her time to various charitable and not-for-profit boards, including: the Credit Valley Hospital Foundation; Peel Region 11th Division Police Community Liaison Committee; the Canadian and Ontario Brain Injury Association; and Arts Umbrella.
Bonnie has an MBA from York University’s Schulich School of Business and earned a Corporate Director’s Certificate from the Institute of Corporate Directors at the Rotman School of Management. Bonnie attended St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto, earning an Honours Bachelor of Arts in political science and international relations. Bonnie also studied French immersion at the Paris Sorbonne University.
In January 2012, she was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work in the community. She and her husband Brian have raised three children, Alex, Jonathan and Natasha, here in Mississauga. Bonnie speaks conversational French and Polish.