James Janeiro is a seasoned public policy and politics professional based in Toronto with over 15 years of experience in politics, government, and the not-for-profit sectors. He earned an undergraduate degree in history and political science and later a Masters degree in Public Policy, both from the University of Toronto. Following his education, James worked for the provincial government for seven years. He held a variety of roles with the province, including four years as Premier Kathleen Wynne’s social policy advisor where he oversaw many complex files, including the Ontario Basic Income Pilot, housing, accessibility, and poverty reduction. Since leaving government, James has worked as Director of Community Engagement and Policy at Community Living Toronto, a large not-for-profit focused on supporting children and adults with intellectual disabilities, where he leads government relations and advocacy efforts in addition to overseeing communications and policy departments. James remains active in politics locally, provincially, and federally. He is also engaged in a variety of community organizations, including Davenport Helps and the University of Toronto Soldiers’ Tower Committee. James is a proud descendant of immigrants from Portugal and a graduate of community-based Portuguese school at the First Portuguese Canadian Cultural Centre.