Aaron is a passionate community leader who seeks to work and engage with youth and members of our diverse communities He was born and raised in Champlain Heights and a proud Killarney Secondary alumni. Over the past 12 years, Aaron has dedicated his time to facilitating youth engagement in civic decision-making and empowering young people to take action in their communities.
Aaron served as Chair of the of the City of Vancouver Children, Youth and Families Advisory Committee where he championed youth voices at City Council, School Board, and Parks Board. He engaged with young leaders and community elders and worked to build consensus on decisions. During his tenure, he worked to amplify youth voices on the issues they saw in their schools, take action on family housing, and further youth participation in our democratic institutions.
Aaron is a locally and nationally recognized community leader for his work with the Vancouver School Board and furthering environmental sustainability and education in our local schools. In 2014, he received the City of Vancouver Greenest City Leadership Award for his work at the Vancouver School Board including co-founding the Vancouver School Board Sustainability Conference. Subsequently, he was named as one of Canada’s Top 25 Under 25 by The Starfish Canada, a non-profit dedicated to promoting youth-led sustainability initiatives and Top 30 Under 30 in Sustainability by Corporate Knights a magazine distributed with the National Post.
Aaron is a graduate of Simon Fraser University with a degree in Global Environmental Systems and Political Science.