- Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry
Raheem Aman is a passionate community leader and environmental activist. He holds a Bachelor’s of Justice, Political Philosophy and Law from McMaster University, and hopes to pursue a career in law enforcement.
A proud Black Canadian, Raheem was born in Mississauga, raised in Brampton and educated in Hamilton. His family are immigrants from Barbados and Jamaica, and Raheem is actually the cousin of the first Prime Minister of Barbados, Errol Barrow. This family legacy has instilled in Raheem a commitment to the principles of inclusion and diversity that are embedded in our Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Currently, Raheem works as a personal trainer and is committed to helping clients pursue a life of health, wellness and fitness. This merges with his commitment to sustainability and a vegetarian lifestyle. Raheem is dedicated to public service, and if he is not successful in his pursuit of public office, hopes to serve with the Canadian Armed Forces or the Cornwall Police Department in the near future.
Raheem was motivated to get involved in politics by environmental advocates including Elizabeth May and Mike Schreiner. He ran in his first federal election at the tender age of twenty-two, representing the Green Party in the riding of Hamilton Mountain in 2015, while pursuing his undergraduate degree at McMaster. Raheem is particularly inspired by the six core values of global greens: ecological wisdom, non-violence, social justice, sustainability, participatory democracy, and respect for diversity.
Raheem hopes to build off his past political experience and commitment to global green values to run a campaign that inspires the residents of Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry.