Executive Director

Tom Gleason
Executive Director

e: tomgleason@thetyc.ca

Tom Gleason attended the University of Toronto, where he realized that his heart and mind weren't in the lecture halls, but in student organizing. Through his experiences as President and Founder of a student LGBTQ+ organization, Vice President of Internal Affairs of a large students' association, coordinator of a mental health peer support group,  and other campus roles, Tom discovered his passions for governance, civic engagement, LGBTQ+ issues, and mental health promotion.

Tom is the Executive Director of the Toronto Youth Cabinet, the official youth advisory body of the City of Toronto; Chair of the Board of The Planning Clinic, a non-profit that seeks to democratize the planning process; and sits on the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood Toronto. Tom is a former Studio [Y] Fellow at MaRS Discovery District, developing solutions to make municipal budgets more youth-friendly and continuing his work as Co-Founder of CreateSpaceTO, an initiative that provides opportunities for youth facing barriers to learn tech skills like coding and web development.