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TODD ROSS(he/him)

Todd Ross is a Public Affairs Consultant and is currently the Indigenous Advisor at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John Campus.

Todd is Métis, 2-spirited, and a veteran. He is is a citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario. 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.

Todd is co-chair of Rainbow Veterans Canada, a board member on the LGBT Purge Fund, president of Charlotte County Pride, past 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 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. 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 to the President of the Métis Nation of Ontario. 

He served in the Canadian Armed Forces as a Naval Combat Information Operator on the HMCS Saskatchewan. In 2016 he was one of three representative plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit, Ross, Roy, Satalic v Canada, 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 the construction of Thunderhead, the 2SLGBTQI+ National Monument in Ottawa, the creation of a major exhibition to be located at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights as well as traveling components, the provision of over 25,000 pages of historical documents available to researchers, a review and recommendations regarding existing training on 2SLGBTQI+ inclusion in the federal government workplace and other items.  


Todd has a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from York University. He is a recipient of the Government of Canada Canada Pride Citation and The Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal (New Brunswick). 


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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