Harold Albrecht is a proud lifelong resident of the riding of Kitchener-Conestoga. He attended Waterloo-Oxford District Secondary School and Waterloo Lutheran University (now Wilfrid Laurier University), before going on to the University of Toronto and attaining his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 1973. He soon returned to Waterloo Region, opening a dental practice and operating it successfully for 27 years.
Before entering public service, Harold was an active member of the community both locally and globally. He served as a Trustee for the Waterloo County Board of Education from 1978 to 1982, and as Chair in 1981-82. He was founding Pastor at Pathway Community Church in south Kitchener, and served there for six years.
Harold was first elected to the House of Commons in 2006, and currently serves as chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Environment and Sustainable Development.
Active in a number of caucuses devoted to facilitating better understanding of specific sectors and causes, Harold is involved in the Auto Caucus, the Energy Caucus, the Rural Caucus and the Pro-Life Caucus. He is Co-Chair of the Chemical Caucus, founder of the Bio Caucus, and is a co-founder of the Post-Secondary Education Caucus and the Parliamentary Committee on Palliative and Compassionate Care. Harold is Chair of the Canada-Armenia Parliamentary Friendship Group.
Harold lives in Kitchener with his wife Darlene.