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CITY BUILDER
CONNECTOR
CIVIC LEADER

Building a stronger, more prosperous GTHA
with greater opportunities.

 

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LONG FORM BIO

Kevin is combating unemployment in Canada as Head of Municipal Partnerships at Magnet, and is at the forefront of building a stronger, more prosperous GTHA as a CivicAction DiverseCity Fellow.

In Toronto, Kevin is Co-Chair of the Toronto Youth Equity Strategy, and on the Steering Committee for Poverty Reduction TO. The voice of over 330,000 young Torontonians to City Council, he has overseen city files such as the Billy Bishop Airport expansion, the Police Chief consultation, and reversing a $0.537 million funding cut to Youth Spaces.

Other community work includes working with at-risk youth on the advisory board for Success Beyond Limits, the Speakers' Bureau for the United Way, and the Strategic Initiatives committee for Ascend Canada. Within the Western community, his alma mater, Kevin serves on the Council of Presidents as chairman of the Dan Management Advisory Council, and was a member of the President’s Advisory Committee on Environment and Sustainability

Kevin has represented Canada at international forums such as the 2010 G8 and G20 Summits, the 2013 G20 Summit, and a diplomatic mission to the Asian Pacific. He also serves in the Royal Canadian Navy on a part-time basis as an Intelligence Officer at Naval Reserve Division – Her Majesty's Canadian Ship YORK

In 2014, Kevin was named Canada’s top under 30 Pan-Asian leader; shortlisted as one of Canada’s emerging national leaders for the Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards; and named to the national shortlist for Samara’s Everyday Political Citizen Award, which celebrates the unsung heroes of Canadian democracy.

One of Western’s Newsmakers for 2014 and a 2015 RBC Emerging Scholar, he has contributed to the Toronto Star, and appeared on CP24 and CBC Metro Morning.

Areas of Focus


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Kevin is building a stronger, more prosperous and resilient Canada by combating unemployment among individuals facing barriers.

He serves as the voice for over 330,000 young Torontonians.

Select notable achievements include:


Advocacy and Other Causes

BUILDING A BETTER TORONTO TOGETHER
 

Positive change will be brought about easier and sooner if we all work together. Stay tuned for how you can help out.
Meanwhile, you can get up to speed on what we have done so far to advocate for better Youth Spaces and Governance,
and read about my research interest.
 


Giving youth a voice.

combating youth tokenism

Whether it is reversing funding cuts for vital youth spaces, challenging the status quo at City Hall, or speaking out against ageism, Kevin is combating youth tokenism and ensuring that the voice of youth is heard.

Strengthening governance.

giving youth a seat at the table

Kevin is working with community partners, youth-serving agencies, and other civic leaders to ensure the voice of youth is heard by the Toronto Police Service Board and other institutional bodies.

Improving policy-making.

Engaging youth in the policy-making process

As an adviser for the Toronto Youth Equity Strategy, Kevin is helping the City of Toronto to build resiliency and supportive systems for youth who are most vulnerable to serious crime and violence.

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