A proud Pickering resident, Pickering High alum Kevin Modeste is a Dean’s List graduate from Trent University with degrees in History and Political Studies.
After graduation, Kevin returned home to work as the Administrator for the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA), a Toronto-based non-profit organization supporting business and professional excellence, higher education and economic development. As the only staff member for the Association, Kevin provided support to the volunteer board and was a key member of several of its programs, which include the nationally renowned Harry Jerome Awards and Harry Jerome Scholarship Fund. After leaving the BBPA to work for the provincial government, Kevin remained with the organization, serving on the Board of Directors from 2000 to 2003.
In 2000, Kevin became a constituency assistant to former Beaches-East York MPP Frances Lankin and now works for current Beaches-East York MPP Michael Prue. Capitalizing on the opportunity to work for two dynamic representatives in a riding that encompasses several classes, cultures and ethnicities, he knows that listening is the key to success and that leadership is about good stewardship and a genuine commitment to service.
Kevin has a firm understanding of the issues that face many Canadians and his volunteer work, education and professional experiences have helped shape a confident, articulate and empathetic attitude that helps him to constructively attack challenges. A proven team player, he is a former member of the Urban Alliance on Race Relations, and has worked with the Canadian Friends of the Phelophepa Health Care Train, a non-profit group supporting the mobile health unit and its effort to bring health care services to rural South Africa. Kevin is also a member of the ONDP Ethnic Liaison Committee and an active volunteer with the ONDP JS Woodsworth Awards.
In addition to his job as a constituency assistant, Kevin is also a small business owner/entrepreneur, active member of his church and the proud uncle of Kiana, 4.