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Cecile Cassista

Cecile Cassista is executive director of the Coalition for Seniors and Nursing Home Residents’ Rights and a councillor-at-large for the Town of Riverview. She served as deputy mayor from 2013-2014 and from 2016-2017.

She is well known in the community for her commitment to the feminist movement, to unionism, and to seniors’ rights and well-being. She has served as vice president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women and has many years of public service experience as a contract negotiator with the Canadian Auto Workers Union. She has served on the Manitoba Labour Board and on community boards with the Childcare Coalition of Manitoba and the United Way of Winnipeg.

She returned to New Brunswick after her retirement and, in 2004, co-founded the Coalition for Seniors and Nursing Home Residents’ Rights. This organization works to achieve and maintain affordable and accessible programs to enhance the quality of life for seniors and their families.

A champion of Riverview, Ms. Cassista sees her role as representing the interests and concerns of residents in areas such as immigration, affordable housing, and senior care. In 2006, she co-founded the Seniors’ Roundtable for the Town of Riverview, which organizes the Year of the Older Person, a popular celebration that attracts many seniors from the Greater Moncton area.

She is the co-founder and chair of the Riverview a Neighbourhood Watch program and has served as director for the Riverview Lions Club. Ms. Cassista has served as the Vice President of Urban Rural Rides for Southeastern New Brunswick. In 2021, she was elected as director for the Union of Municipalities in Zone 2 (UMNB).

In 2022, she received the Order of New Brunswick. 

Committee and Board Appointments

  • Seniors' Roundtable
  • Pension & Benefits Committee
  • Performance Review for CAO 
  • Ad-Hoc Committee - Review of Community Investment Policy Applications (Chair)
Cecile Cassista
Cecile Cassista