Dr. Winsome Elizabeth Smith was born in Jamaica and attended St. Andrews High School, where she received a scholarship to Dalhousie University. She obtained the BSC & DDS degrees. After accepting a post-graduate scholarship to the University of Toronto, she obtained a specialty in Paediatric Dentistry in 1972.
Dr. Smith operates two Dental practices for Children & Youth and for 17 years remained the first & only Black female Paediatric Dentist in Canada. She served and volunteered on several organizations including Acting, Vice President and Chair of Youth Affairs of the Black Business and Professional Association, and past Director of the BBPA Learning and Resource Center, providing assistance to marginalized Black students.
Winsome was the first Black female Chair of the Board of Governors of Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, where a scholarship named in her honour was established for Black and Indigenous first year students exhibiting academic excellence. As a Director of the Caribbean Housing Initiatives Corp. and Vice President of the Caribbean Association of Peel, she facilitated in subsidized housing in Peel.