Nomination Date: 13/06/2019
Jae Truesdell has been working to improve the lives of people in and near Toronto for over a decade. Jae grew up in Ottawa and the Gatineau Hills but chose to start a family and build a career in Toronto. He and his wife Bianca live in Midtown with their two cats Zeus and Juno, and their dog Titus, an inspiring rescue. They are both tireless advocates for affordable housing and support many arts and sports focused organizations.
Recently Jae was a Senior Policy Advisor to Minister Clark in Municipal Affairs and Housing, spearheading many of the policies within More Homes More Choice, Ontario’s Housing Supply Action Plan. Before entering political life, Jae headed the Property and Legal Services department at the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. He is fluently bilingual and enjoys traveling throughout Canada.
A believer in life long learning, Jae has studied Climate Change Economics and Governance at the London School of Economics and Political Science, as well as having graduated from the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School in 2018. Jae is excited to serve the great people of Toronto-St. Paul’s and deliver the level of accountability and trust they deserve.