Alex during OPIRG’s Alternative Welcome Week bike ride to the Bay. photo:rk

Alex Ramirez 

Born and raised in East Toronto/Scarborough, he completed a Double Honours degree @ Mcmaster University in Labour Studies & Political Science in spring 2012, specializing in conflict resolution, employment relations & workforce/career planning, alongside public policy, civic engagement & organizational governance.

Both through his academic career,  along with extensive experience in volunteerism, social/political activism and engaging with youth and communities across Southern Ontario, Alex has developed a strong conviction that the creativity and brilliance of youth and ordinary citizens can solve many of society’s pressing problems, while building strong, inclusive communities.

Alex’s capacities in the community include:

  • Board Member, Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG – McMaster)
  • Chair, City of Hamilton Mayor & City Councillors , Food & Shelter Advisory Committee
  • Chair,  Council of Canadians – Hamilton Chapter, Direct Democracy & Youth Division
  • Community Support/Organizational Advisor, Ngen Youth Centre
  • Member, United Way Burlington & Greater Hamilton, Hamilton Youth Collaborative
  • Member, Workforce Planning Hamilton, Youth Retention Steering Committee
  • Member/Advisor, Niagara Migrant Worker Interest Group (NMWIG)
  • Partner/Advisor, Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion • Partner, City of Hamilton, Neighborhood Development Strategies
  • Partner, IEC Hamilton (Industry Education Council)
  • Partner, Hamilton Wentworth Public District School Board
  • Partner, Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board
  • Partner, Volunteer Hamilton