Adam Vaughan was first elected to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament for Trinity-Spadina on June 30, 2014. Prior to that, he was elected twice to Toronto City Council. As an activist and a journalist, Mr. Vaughan has played a significant role in the social and economic growth of Toronto.
Mr. Vaughan brings a lifetime of experience to federal politics. On City Council, he played a major role in reforming Toronto’s public housing policy. He led successful campaigns to rebuild and revitalize existing public housing while initiating new policies to create family housing, supportive housing and new co-op housing programs. Together with residents, he spearheaded the revitalization of Toronto’s Alexandra Park community, a significant neighbourhood that will see new affordable housing, new commercial space, a re-built community and more downtown parkland.
Before entering politics, he was a broadcast journalist for more than 20 years, specializing in municipal affairs for both the CBC and City TV. He covered all three levels of government as well as writing about urban issues.
Mr. Vaughan served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister (Intergovernmental Affairs) from December 2015 to January 2017.
On January 26, 2017, Mr. Vaughan was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development (Housing and Urban Affairs).
On February 1, 2017, Adam was appointed to chair an Advisory Committee on Homelessness composed of experts and stakeholders in the field of homelessness to support the renewal of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy.
In his role as Parliamentary Secretary, Mr. Vaughan has been supporting Minister Jean-Yves Duclos in various capacities related to Canada’s commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.