Alex MacDonald is currently a grade 11 student at Earl of March Secondary School, in Ottawa Ontario. In 2016 he was elected alongside Kayvon Mihan to represent over 72 000 students in the Ottawa Carleton District School Board. Alex values the right to education very much, and strives to protect and shape the system which he believes in so much.
Alex’s involvement began when he was 10 and championed a proposal to the Parent council asking for new play equipment for his school. Since then his participation in a variety of clubs including the eco club, debate club, student council, parent council, concert and jazz bands, cancer fundraisers, and musicals, has helped to instill a sense of pride and dedication in him, for his community.
Since Alex’s involvement in the school community he has noticed the value of volunteers and support staff, and strives to give back to his community as a thank you to these dedicated individuals and their work that has shaped his life. Through his volunteering he has been able to support the healthy snack program at his elementary school, support scholastic book fairs for children’s literature and promote parent/student info night’s that cover a diverse range of important topics in education such as Mental Health and internet safety.
Most recently Alex, in coordination with the student senate, has helped to promote Mental Health and Mental Health Awareness. Thanks to the hard work of many individuals Alex was able to attend the Ontario Public Students Wellness Summit (OPSWS), and discuss mental health related topics and issues facing youth today. From the discussions and presentations at OPSWS he helped to facilitate a Mental Health Awareness Week organized by his school’s senator.
Throughout his student career Alex has strongly believed in the support of a variety of programs that cater to a diverse and unique student population. He strongly believes that every student deserves the opportunity to participate in something that motivates them and has shown his devotion to this mandate by supporting school programs in many capacities, and continues to support student advocacy and engagement as a Student Trustee.
Along with being in his first term as Student Trustee and Administrations Officer, Alex is an avid traveller, actor, singer and musician. He is also very passionate about business, politics and law, and hopes to one day be able to encourage equality and justice on a professional level.