Adam Vaughan was first elected to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament in 2014. Prior to that, he was elected twice to Toronto City Council. As an activist and a journalist, Mr. Vaughan has played a significant role in the social and economic growth of Toronto.
Mr. Vaughan brings a lifetime of experience to federal politics. On City Council, he played a major role in reforming Toronto’s public housing policy. He led successful campaigns to rebuild and revitalize existing public housing while initiating new policies to create family housing, supportive housing and new co-op housing programs. Together with residents, he spearheaded the revitalization of Toronto’s Alexandra Park community, a significant neighbourhood that will see new affordable housing, new commercial space, a re-built community and more downtown parkland.
Mr. Vaughan has demonstrated strong support for the arts in Toronto. While on City Council, he championed the expansion of OCAD University’s campus and led the campaign to save Theatre Passe Muraille. He also served on the boards of the Toronto Arts Council, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Harbourfront Centre and Heritage Toronto.
Before entering politics, he was a broadcast journalist for more than 20 years, specializing in municipal affairs for both the CBC and City TV. He covered all three levels of government as well as writing about urban issues.
Mr. Vaughan has served as Parliamentary Secretary since 2015 and is currently Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.