Councillor Trish Mandewo

Trish has been a resident of Coquitlam since 2009. She is married to Alexander and they have a fourteen-year-old daughter Alexandra. Trish’s educational background is in Embryology and Clinical Microbiology.  She left the medical field when her daughter was born and became a successful serial entrepreneur. Currently she is the CEO and partner of Ubuntu StratEdge a performance-enabling company that focuses on culture, diversity as well as organizational effectiveness. She is also co-founder of Women’s Collaborative Hub Society, an organization that enhances and supports the best collaborative and empowering environment for youth and women to connect, learn and grow.

Trish has won numerous awards including 2017 RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant and is a recipient of Canada 150 Sesquicentennial pin for leadership and community service. She is a speaker and a book author.

A hardworking and strong believer in community involvement, Trish is committed to public service and with involvement in many community initiatives and boards:

  • Coquitlam Foundation – Board of Directors
  • City of Coquitlam Multiculturalism Committee
  • Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce – Board Chair for Economic Summit 
  • Tri-city Transition Society Board Member 
  • Tri-Cities Early Childhood Development - Community Committee & Family Friendly Business Committee
  • Autism Speaks Canada – Corporate Sponsorship Chair for Vancouver Walk 
  • Valley Women’s Network – Core Committee Website Coordinator 
  • VP of Communications for TCC Toastmasters International 
  • Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce - Immigration and Trade Committee Chair 
  • Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce - Ambassador 
  • 2016 BC Senior Games Competition Chair 
  • Coquitlam Tennis Club President 
  • Tennis BC Director for Ladies Tennis Inter Club League
  • North East Tennis Society – Fundraising Chair 

Currently Trish is:

  • Chair of the Multiculturalism Advisory Committee
  • Chair of the Universal Access-Ability Advisory Committee
  • Vice Chair of the Parcel Tax Review Panel
  • Member of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities Executive
  • Member of the Lower Mainland Local Government Association Executive
  • Member of the Metro Vancouver Electoral Area Committee
  • Council Representative on the Tri-Cities Early Childhood Development Committee
  • Alternate Council Representative on the School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) Child Care Task Force
  • Alternate Council Representative on the Tri-Cities Homelessness and Housing Task Group