Dillon Waldron is a specialist in Canadian progressive politics. As a Municipal Practice Associate, Dillon lends his expertise on housing, transit matters, and cultural policy.
Prior to Sussex, Dillon served as the Government Relations Lead at OCAD University. He successfully co-chaired the High Education Institute Working Group with the City of Toronto, leading a partnership between colleges, universities, and the municipality to address the pressing issue of affordable housing options for student placements in the city. Additionally, while at OCAD, he secured federal grant funding for student programing at four of Canada's leading arts and design universities.
His expertise spans all three tiers of government, having worked for many progressive party leaders throughout Canada, including the Deputy Premier and Minister of Health in Alberta, and the Leader of the Official Opposition in Ontario and Canada. He travelled the country working on numerous campaigns, including federal and provincial leadership campaigns. As well at the Co-op Housing Federation of Canada where he navigated the complex world of housing policy.
Dillon came to Canada to study at university where he completed a bilingual dual honours degree in International Studies and Political Science at Glendon College, York University.
Outside of work, Dillon can either be found on a tennis court or on walks with his dog, Mazie, throughout Toronto.