A labour and human rights lawyer who has fought for workers, migrants and frontline communities, Mae J Nam has deep roots as a community organizer in Toronto. She won over nominators as a grassroots organizer who “has demonstrated her commitment to the principles of the Our Time campaign” and because “she was drawn to politics not because she had ever wanted to be a politician, but because she felt as if it was her duty to be a strong grassroots voice within the political system.”