Kevin Modeste

Kevin Modeste

Treasurer

Kevin Modeste joined OBVC with the hope of complimenting the incredible work being done daily throughout Canada’s Black community to build a fairer and more just society.

Over his 20-plus years of working in campaign, constituency and parliamentary settings, it became clear that the challenge of having so few Black elected representatives at the table was compounded by the even smaller number of staffers and policy experts participating in the decision making that affects the day-to-day lives of Black Canadians. Through his experiences as a candidate, campaign worker and legislative staffer – and the all-too-familiar challenge of often being the only Black voice in the room – it reaffirmed his belief that lasting positive change requires not only more principled Black representation on the ballot and in office, but also in the senior staff complements that surround our elected leaders on all levels of government.

Currently the Deputy Director of Research and Legislative Affairs for the Ontario NDP Caucus at Queen’s Park, Kevin holds degrees from Trent University (BA, History and Political Studies) and York University (Master of Public Policy, Administration and Law).

 

 

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