As Proud Politics Canada said, "Ryan is no stranger to Toronto Centre." He has lived in Toronto Centre for more than a decade. A local volunteer and longtime advocate, he has a reputation for getting results – for setting goals and working hard to meet them.
Those who know Ryan say he's a fighter. He's a tough negotiator, but he's careful to fight for the community from a position that is fair, thoughtful, and compassionate. And he never loses sight of the fact that there are real people impacted by policy decisions - or the absence of policy decisions.
His work in the non-profit and charitable sector has made a difference in Toronto Centre. He was a member of the bid team that brought World Pride to Toronto in 2014 and was a director at Egale Canada Human Rights Trust where he led the team that raised $15 million to build an emergency and transitional housing facility in Toronto Centre for homeless youth.
Ryan is passionate about mental health and addiction and he strongly believes in the human rights and equality of all Canadians. In 2016, Ryan proudly represented Canadian Civil Society at the Organization of American States (OAS) as a panelist on Advancing a Commitment to Address Victims of Trafficking in Persons.
In 2018, Ryan was your candidate in the Toronto Municipal Election for Ward 13 Toronto Centre. He put forward a platform that focused on building a safer city, housing affordability, reducing congestion, and investing in new transit infrastructure.
Today, Ryan continues to work with non-profit and charitable organizations so they can increase their capacity to provide services, raise awareness, and improve the lives of people living in Toronto Centre. He is an alumnus of Ryerson University’s Public Administration & Governance program and wants to bring together everyone who believes in a balance between fiscal responsibility, progressive social policy, and individual rights and responsibilities.
As a community leader, Ryan has focused his volunteer work on reducing new HIV infections in Toronto and promoting the independence, dignity, health and well-being of people living with HIV and AIDS. He served as Treasurer of the board of directors at the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) and worked hard to stabilize the organization’s finances so it could continue to meet the needs of people in the community.
As an LGBTQ2 candidate in this election, Ryan is proud to bring his true, authentic self to the Conservative Party of Canada. And he's proud to bring what he's learned as a director with organizations working to reduce barriers for LGBTQ2 people, and other underrepresented groups, right here in Toronto Centre. @XtraMagazine asked #LGBTQ2 candidates six questions ahead of #Elxn43 Here's what Ryan had to say
After twenty-six years of Liberals in Toronto Centre, Ryan believes they are taking your support for granted. And he should know, he supported Bill Morneau and Justin Trudeau in the last election. Ryan won't be making the same mistake again, and he doesn't believe you should either.
Ryan is excited to be the Conservative candidate for the riding of Toronto Centre in the upcoming federal election and looks forward to building an inclusive, safe, and prosperous future for Toronto Centre and Canada.
2018 AIDS Walk in support of the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT)
2018 Cabbagetown South Residents Debate
2018 St. James Town Festival