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 Culture Services Advisory Committee
  • Vice Chair of the Economic Development Advisory Committee
  • Chair of the Parcel Tax Review Panel
  • Alternate representative to the School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) Child Care Task Force
  • Alternate representative Tri-Cities Homelessness & Housing Task Group
  • Member of the Metro Vancouver Electoral Area Committee  
  • Women’s Enterprise Center Board of Director (Current)
  • CT Scientific Strategic and relationship Advisor (Current)
  • Coquitlam Foundation Board of Director
  • Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce Economic Summit  Chair 
  • Tri-city Transition Society Board of Director
  • Tri-Cities Early Childhood Development Family Friendly Business Committee member
  • Autism Speaks Canada Vancouver Walk  Corporate Sponsorship Chair
  • Valley Women’s Network Core Committee Website Coordinator
  • TCC Toastmasters International VP of Communications
  • Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce Immigration and Trade Committee Chair
  • BC Senior Games 2016 Competition Chair
  • Coquitlam Tennis Club President
  • Tennis BC Ladies Tennis Inter Club League Director
  • North East Tennis Society Fundraising Chair