A Grassroots Representative

Throughout, his terms on city council Michael van Holst demonstrated that he is connected to and concerned about the community he represents. He is a member of home and school, community and business associations with a reputation of being the councillor seen most out in the community.

Michael was city council's representatives on two of the three major community collaborations of the past term beginning with the Community Drug and Alcohol Strategy, which presented their final report earlier this year and Middlesex and London Food Policy Council, tasked to optimize the area's food system and build greater food security for residents. 

"By being in the trenches with the community, you learn what they really need and can be of true assistance. Having gained a deep understanding of our city, I hope to use that knowledge in parliament to steer policy in ways that make a strong difference to everyday people at home. "  - Michael van Holst