Councillor Jennifer McKelvie
Ward 25 Scarborough-Rouge Park
Chief of Staff
Advisor – Policy & Communications
Jennifer and her family have lived in Scarborough-Rouge Park since 2005. She is a proud graduate of the University of Toronto Scarborough (B.Sc. Environmental Science) and a Professional Geoscientist. Her graduate (Ph.D. 2006) and postgraduate research was supported by numerous provincial, national and international awards, including the prestigious L’Oréal/United Nations Educational Scientific Organization (UNESCO) Women in Science Fellowship. Prior to becoming Councillor for Scarborough-Rouge Park, Jennifer managed industrial-academic partnerships and environmental research in the non-profit sector.
Jennifer has a long-record of community service. She recently served as first President of the Scarborough Community Renewal Organization (2016-2018), and as President of the Centennial Community & Recreation Association (2015 to 2017). In this capacity, she worked collaboratively with stakeholders and residents to advocate for investment in Scarborough. Jennifer has also served as a member of the UTSC Council (2015-2018), as a citizen member of the Toronto Region Conservation Authority (2015-2018) and as a member of the Scarborough Women of Philanthropy (2015-2018), a council in support of the Scarborough & Rouge Hospital Foundation.
In 2017, Scarborough Rotary Clubs recognized Jennifer for her dedicated community work with the Paul Harris Fellow award. She is also a recipient of the Leading Women, Building Communities Recognition Award by the Province of Ontario (2015) and was a University of Toronto Scarborough Canada 150 Neighbour (2017).
(information provided by the Councillor)