Anthony Li is a medical student at Queen’s University. He graduated from Western University with a degree in Biology and Economics. He grew up in the political hub of Ottawa, which piqued his interest in the political realm and public service. Anthony recently ran as the Green Candidate in Lambton-Kent-Middlesex in the Ontario Provincial Election, becoming the youngest candidate in the riding’s history. Notwithstanding his age, he travelled over 2000km to attend multiple debates, and participated in interviews and canvassing drives in a dozen municipalities.
Anthony has extensive volunteer experience, engaging locally with community centres and hospitals, nationally with the Special Olympics Program, and internationally at youth development centres and orphanages. Anthony firmly believes youth have immense potential to impact their communities.
He has strived to solidify his position as a youth leader by joining the board of directors of LEADS Employment Services, an agency that provides employment assistance to individuals facing barriers to employment in Southwestern Ontario. He also serves on the board of directors of the Western USC as a director and chair of the finance committee. Furthermore, Anthony sits on the National Youth Advisory Council of Plan International Canada, and attended the 61st Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York.
Alongside youth empowerment, Anthony advocates for sustainable development, having extensively researched alternative food-sources such as entomophagy, cultured meat, and biotechnology. Anthony believes he can utilize his experience in the education and non-profit sector as well as considerable knowledge and experience in finance, fundraising, marketing, and community connectivity to be an effective representative for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex.
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