TODD ROSS

Todd Ross is a Public Affairs Consultant with a focus on community and government relations. 

 

He served as an Advisor to Ontario’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and 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 was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces and served on the HMCS Saskatchewan as a Naval Combat Information Operator. He is one of three representative plaintiffs in the Ross, Roy, Satalic versus Canada class action suit. 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 LGBTQ2 community from the federal government. He now serves as the Vice-Chair of the LGBT Purge Fund – a multimillion dollar fund for reconciliation and memorialization measures.   

  

He is the Acting President of the Toronto and York Region Métis Council of the Métis Nation of Ontario. In this role, he also serves on the City of Toronto Aboriginal Affairs Committee and the Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council. 

 

He has studied political science with a focus on Canadian systems of government at the University of New Brunswick and at York University. 

 

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

 

  • Chair of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund;

  • Vice President of Anishnawbe Health Toronto;

  • Chair Emeritus for Wellesley Central Residences;

  • Founding member and treasurer of Rainbow Railroad;

  • Vice Chair at St Jude Community Homes; 

  • Board member and spokesperson of the Canadian Human Rights Voice;

  • Steering Committee Member of the Toronto HIV/AIDS Network; 

  • Co Chair of the Friends For Life Bike Rally;

  • Co-Chair of the Toronto AIDS Vigil;

  • Steering Committee Member of Keep the Promise.

 

Todd was born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick. He lives in Toronto, Ontario and St Andrews, New Brunswick with his partner Kirk.