Dorothy McCabe

Constituency: Ex-Officio Governor

Mayor, Waterloo


  • May 1, 2022 to April 30, 2026


Her professional career includes over 20 years of experience working in leadership positions with mayors, city councils and senior corporate leaders, a provincial Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister, KidsAbility, Conestoga College and two Chambers of Commerce. Dorothy led and championed the development of the initial Two-Way All-Day GO rail business case — now the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor.

As Mayor, she will continue to advocate for improved transit and transportation for all. She believes our successful future requires unleashing Waterloo’s potential. Utilizing the diversity of expertise, skills and experience, the knowledge and compassion of the people and organizations in Waterloo will enable us to successfully tackle challenges and leverage opportunities. 

A graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University with a BA in Communications and History, she pursed further education and in 2012 completed a Master's in Public Administration - Local Government specialty from Western University. As Mayor of the City of Waterloo, Dorothy is committed to public service, citizen engagement and advocating for change to ensure our community is ready for the future.

Dorothy McCabe