• Policy Coordinator at Ecology Ottawa, one of the city’s leading environmental organizations.
• Founder of the Sandy Hill Community Garden, which donates a portion of its food to the Youville Centre in Sandy Hill and the Partage Vanier Foodbank for distribution to people in need.
• From 2004 to 2011, Trevor worked for the Non-Smokers’ Rights Association at the national and provincial levels to protect public health and Canadians from the tobacco industry.
• Following an education in journalism, Trevor was a reporter for three years in southern Ontario. In 2003, he was awarded the top prize for investigative journalism in Canada by the Canadian Association of Journalists.
Trevor has lived in Sandy Hill for seven years and prior to that was a resident of Vanier. He is a member of the Action Sandy Hill community association, as well as a supporter of the Vanier chapter of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN).
Ottawa-Vanier Community Involvement
Food for people in need – Trevor is establishing a community garden near the Strathcona Heights affordable housing development in Dutchie's Hole Park; vegetables grown there will ensure families have access to affordable, healthy food. The organic garden will strengthen the community and bring people together. A portion of the food will be donated to the Partage Vanier Foodbank for distribution to people in need.
Protecting the environment – Trevor is the full-time policy coordinator at Ecology Ottawa, an organization which believes that Ottawa citizens want sustainable communities and care about public transit, pollution, greenspace, global warming, renewable energy, waste disposal and recycling. Ecology Ottawa promotes citizen participation in decisions that shape Ottawa's environment and holds Ottawa City Council accountable for its environmental performance.
Advancing the public interest – As a member of the Board of Directors at the University of Ottawa's Ontario Public Interest Research Group, Trevor researched and organized around education, social justice and environmental issues.
Taking on Corporations that Kill
Trevor has worked on corporate accountability and public health research and advocacy for the Non-Smokers' Rights Association. The association resolutely puts the blame for the tobacco epidemic on the tobacco industry, where it ultimately belongs, rather than on individual smokers. His time there has strengthened his commitment to ensuring that the public interest prevails over the vested interests.
A strong Voice on National, Foreign Policy
Working for Peace – Trevor campaigned vigorously to keep Canada out of the U.S. ballistic missile defence system, and has been active with the Student Coalition Against War, as well as the Network to Oppose War and Racism (NOWAR/PAIX), a local peace group formed after Sept. 11th.
Fighting for Justice – Trevor continues to volunteer with the Canada Haiti Action Network to expose Canada's damaging and disgraceful foreign policy in Haiti.
Partnering with First Nations
Supporting Algonquin First Nations in their struggle against uranium mining on their traditional territory opened Trevor's eyes to how Aboriginal rights are often trampled. Near Sharbot Lake, where a mining company is prospecting for uranium, Trevor was part of a partnership between First Nations and local residents that kept the company from prospecting for uranium at the expense of Aboriginal land rights for several months. Trevor continues to work to ensure an end to companies damaging the land, water and air in Ottawa and beyond.
Acting to Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change
Extensive volunteerism with ACT for the Earth, the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition, and Ecology Ottawa are examples of Trevor's commitment to acting responsibly to stop climate chaos and protect our environment. A long-time supporter of numerous national environmental organizations, Trevor will work tirelessly to ensure Canada enacts solutions to address our shared environmental concerns.
Investigative Journalist and Union Organizer
After an education in journalism, Trevor worked as a newspaper reporter for three years in southern Ontario. In 2003, articles he wrote on the tobacco industry won the top award for investigative journalism in Canada from the Canadian Association of Journalists.
The need to achieve fairness in the workplace led Trevor to become a lead organizer of a successful unionization drive at The Simcoe Reformer newspaper. Today, the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers' Union stands up for employees there. His work in Simcoe was profiled in a 2004 National Film Board documentary called Tobacco's Last Stand.