Reuben DeBoer is passionate about advancing Canadian politics to better consider social needs, fiscal prudence, and environmental responsibility. Reuben is grateful for the opportunity he has had to live in many areas across Canada. He is eager to bring the lessons he has learnt about the issues that impact Canadians to his work representing the people of Eglinton-Lawrence. Reuben is proud to stand with the Green Party and to represent its commitment to a greater, more sustainable Canada.
Born in Hamilton, Reuben served as a reservist with the Canadian Forces, retiring as an officer after 11 years of service. Reuben is a longstanding member of the Green Party of Canada and had the honour of joining a delegation at a conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, where he was first introduced to Elizabeth May. Reuben was so inspired by her tireless passion that he put his name forward to represent the Green Party of Ontario in Eglinton-Lawrence in the 2018 provincial election and again as the Green Party of Canada's candidate in the federal election.
Reuben received a Master's degree from the University of Waterloo in Sustainability Management. His thesis focused on utilizing cost-saving techniques and new revenue generation to operationalize municipal sustainability plans. He was able to put his studies into practice when he joined a Toronto-based consulting firm for three years, working on multiple local initiatives such as the TTC Relief Line, the Urban Design Study of the Gardiner Expressway, and Lakeshore Boulevard Reconfiguration.
Today, Reuben is a certified Project Manager working in the healthcare industry with one of Canada's leading medical laboratories. Over the past three years, he has led the initiative to construct their first ever sustainability report and is now involved with several projects in areas ranging from finance, business insights, and data analytics within their Project Management Office.