|Preceded by Donna Cansfield|
Name Yvan Baker
|Occupation Management consultant|
Political party Liberal
Party Ontario Liberal Party
|Born December 8, 1977 (age 38)
Toronto, Ontario (1977-12-08) |
Residence Etobicoke, Toronto, Canada
Similar People Peter Milczyn, Ted Opitz, Bas Balkissoon
Polish Studio (2018-04-28) - Yvan Baker, MPP
Yvan Baker (born December 8, 1977) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who was elected in 2014. He represents the riding of Etobicoke Centre.
- Polish Studio 2018 04 28 Yvan Baker MPP
- Private Members Public Bills
- Community Involvement
Baker grew up in the West End Toronto neighbourhood of Etobicoke. He graduated with a BBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University and went on to work as a commercial banker for Scotiabank. He then accepted a position as an Executive Assistant to the Member of Parliament for Etobicoke Centre Borys Wrzesnewskyj before obtaining his Masters of Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire. After graduation Baker became a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, working out of the New York and Toronto offices before starting his own consultancy based out of Toronto. Baker previously taught Master of Business Administration students at York University.
Baker has also worked on several charitable initiatives and community projects. These include serving as a board director for Leave out Violence, the Emerging Leaders Network, and Global Grassroots, where he supported emerging female leaders in Rwanda on projects addressing issues such as lack of access to water, domestic violence and health education. He is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Baker was elected to the Ontario Legislature in 2014 as the MPP for Etobicoke Centre. He currently serves as Parliamentary Assistant to Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance. Previously, Baker served as Parliamentary Assistant to Deb Matthews, President of the Treasury Board from 2014-2016.
Other current legislative roles include Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister Responsible for Digital Government; Commissioner, Board of Internal Economy; and Vice-Chair, Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs.
Private Members' Public Bills
In May 2015, Baker introduced the Ontario Flag Day Act, 2015 which sought to proclaim May 21 of each year as Ontario Flag Day. The bill passed with the unanimous support of all three parties.
Baker also introduced Bill 127, Pathways to Post-secondary Excellence Act, which would make it easier for high school students to research post-secondary educational institutions. This would be done by centralizing data in the areas of admission, student experience and outcomes for recent graduates ". The bill was endorsed by the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance, Canadian Federation of Students, the College Student Alliance and the Graduate Student Alliance. It is currently awaiting committee hearings.
In Etobicoke Centre, Baker hosts Community Recognition Awards annually which highlight local individuals and organizations for making a difference in the community. The awards are available in four categories; Outstanding Volunteer Service to the Community, Outstanding Volunteer Service to Seniors, Outstanding Volunteer Service to the Community by Youth and Outstanding Service by Professional Staff. Approximately 30 individuals and organizations are honoured every year.
An annual Government and Community Services Fair is co-hosted every year by Baker and Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Peter Milczyn. In 2015, the event featured more than 110 exhibitors from the provincial government, agencies and community organizations.
Baker also hosts monthly Seniors Advisory Group meetings, which discuss topics that are important to seniors in Etobicoke Centre.