Speaker Profiles

Yvan Baker

Yvan Baker

MPP

Yvan Baker was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2014 as the MPP for Etobicoke Centre.

He currently serves as Parliamentary Assistant to Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance. Previously, Yvan served as Parliamentary Assistant to Deb Matthews, President of the Treasury Board from 2014-2016.

In addition to his role at the Ministry of Finance, Yvan also holds several other legislative responsibilities including Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister Responsible for Digital Government; Commissioner, Board of Internal Economy; and a Member of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs.

Yvanís background is as a business advisor, teacher and community leader.

Yvan most recently operated his own business, working as a management consultant to help Canadian companies grow and solve their strategic challenges. Previously, Yvan was a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group in Toronto and New York. He has consulted to clients that include Fortune 500 companies in a variety of sectors. Yvan has consulted in industries such as retail, energy, financial services and telecommunicatiPons.

Until being elected, Yvan also taught Master of Business Administration students at York University.

For years, Yvan has worked to foster opportunity for those less fortunate and to build stronger, more prosperous communities. He has volunteered for a variety of charitable and humanitarian organizations, including Leave Out Violence as Board Director; the Emerging Leaders Network where he worked with civic leaders on projects promoting Torontoís economic and social prosperity; and Global Grassroots where he supported emerging women leaders in Rwanda on projects that address issues such as lack of access to water, domestic violence and health education. Yvan has also served our constituency as an Executive Assistant to a former MP for Etobicoke Centre.

In recognition of his service to the community Yvan was awarded the Queenís Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Yvan holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a BBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

Yvan was raised in Etobicoke where he has lived for over 25 years. He is a proud native and resident of Etobicoke Centre.

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