TODD ROSS

Todd Ross is a Public Affairs Consultant with a focus on community and government relations. He is the Indigenous Advisor at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John Campus.

 

Todd is Métis, 2-spirited, and a veteran. His paternal family is of mixed Irish, Danish, French and German decent and his maternal family is of mixed Métis (Duck Lake/Red River/Abitibi) and Irish decent. His Spirit name is Wabanquot which means White Cloud and he is Eagle Clan.

 

He was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces and served on the HMCS Saskatchewan as a Naval Combat Information Operator. He was one of three representative plaintiffs in the Ross, Roy, Satalic vs Canada class action lawsuit. A suit brought forward on behalf of current and former employees of the federal public service who endured a campaign to purge members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community from the federal government. The $145,000,000 suit was settled and ratified in 2018 and includes several reconciliation and memorialization measures such as a national monument to be built in Ottawa, an exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights, compiling historical documents to be available to researchers, a review of training within the federal public service and other items.  

 

Todd is co-chair of Rainbow Veterans Canada, a board member on the LGBT Purge Fund, president of Charlotte County Pride, chair of the Charlotte County Fall Fair, a member of the St. Andrews Environmental Advisory Committee and a board member of the Charlotte County Museum. 

 

He has served as a senior advisor to Ontario’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care as well as an advisor on tripartite negotiations to the President of the Métis Nation of Ontario. 

 

He has worked with corporate, government and non-profit clients and brings a vast amount of professional experience in health care and Indigenous relations including as an Indigenous health systems planner and on the senior management team of a hospital.   

 

Todd has a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from York University. 

 

Todd previously served on a number of organizations. These include:

  • Chair, Toronto and York Region Métis Council

  • Chair, City of Toronto Atmospheric Fund

  • Founding Member and Treasurer, Rainbow Railroad

  • Co Chair, Friends For Life Bike Rally

  • Co Chair, Toronto AIDS Vigil

  • Chair Emeritus, Wellesley Central Residences

  • President, Toronto Centre Provincial Liberal Association

  • Vice President, Anishnawbe Health Toronto

  • Vice President, Ontario Liberal Party (Toronto Region)

  • Vice Chair, St Jude Community Homes

  • Member, City of Toronto Aboriginal Affairs Committee

  • Associate member, Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council

  • Board member, Toronto Danforth Federal Liberal Association

  • Board member, Toronto Danforth Provincial Liberal Association

  • Board member, Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto

  • Board member and spokesperson, Canadian Human Rights Voice

  • Steering committee member, Toronto HIV/AIDS Network

  • Steering committee member, Keep the Promise Canada

 

Todd lives in St Andrews, New Brunswick with his partner Kirk.

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