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Toronto Caribbean Carnival Launch – Keynote Speaker Granville Anderson

 

Durham MPP Granville Anderson is in his first term at the Provincial legislature, but he has a long history of community involvement.

Mr. Anderson has lived in this community for more than 25 years. Prior to the election, he was owner and principle mediator at Anderson Mediation and Conflict Management.

 

First elected to the Peterborough, Victoria, Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board (PVNCCDSB) as trustee in 2003, MPP Anderson was eventually appointed chairman of the board. In his time as trustee, MPP Anderson played an integral role in ensuring the board worked within its financial means to meet students’ needs and support student success.

 

As well, MPP Anderson has volunteered his time in the community in a variety of other roles. He served as Vice-President of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul; was, for several years, a coach in the Clarington Boys’ Baseball League; and is a member of Courtice Rotary.

Since moving into Provincial office, MPP Anderson has been named Parliamentary Assistant to the Ministry of Child and Youth Services. This ministry is charged with ensuring every child in Ontario has the best possible start in life and access to the right supports and opportunities. In his role as Parliamentary Assistant, MPP Anderson worked toward development of a provincial Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder strategy by engaging families and affected youth, listening to their challenges and helping gather solutions. His role also included participation in the five-year review of the Child and Family Services Act.

 

Recently, MPP Anderson was named the Parliamentary Assistant to the Ministry of Education and he will be given the opportunity to expand upon his previous work with youth.

 

MPP Anderson was born in Jamaica, and moved to Canada when he was 13. He has a diploma in Business Administration from Seneca College and a certificate in Mediation from the University of Windsor. He has two grown children who he says inspires him to work harder every day in his role as MPP.