Michele Braniff has had a varied career: lawyer, mediator, non-profit mental health service provider, entrepreneur and teacher.
Michele teaches social justice courses to social service worker students in a college program and has been an adjunct professor teaching business law, governance, conflict resolution and negotiation at the University of Waterloo. Michele has been a sole proprietor of her own businesses in law, mediation, team building, art and graphic recording. She has facilitated group discussions on topics such as Indigenous visioning for urban health care, mental health and poverty symposiums. Her clients have included city and regional government, Wellbeing Waterloo Region, Leadership Waterloo Region, United Way and local university faculty.
She and her husband John have planted a pollinator garden at their home near downtown Preston and enjoy cycling, walking, cross-country skiing and canoeing. Michele is a proud grandmother and the mother of three adult children.