Graham Mitchell, Interim Executive Director

After more than a decade of experience in municipal government, Graham joined the TEA team in September 2018 as Interim Executive Director. 

He worked as Executive Assistant to Toronto City Councillors Janet Davis and Jack Layton, where he campaigned to stop Adams Mine, expand child care services, and to allow non-citizen voting in municipal elections. He also spent two years in the public service working with Toronto’s Department of Parks, Forestry and Recreation doing communications, issues management, and policy development.

Graham’s experiences in provincial politics include, most recently, working as Chief of Staff for two cabinet ministers in the Government of Alberta. He also was a policy researcher with the Ontario NDP, where he worked with stakeholders and the caucus to fight the Mike Harris and Ernie Eves cuts to environmental protection and workers’ rights.

Graham’s non-profit experience includes two years as the Director of Training and Leadership at the Broadbent Institute. In that role, he worked with labour unions and progressive organizations across the country to develop and deliver training and leadership programs, and helped to support some of the next generation of campaigners in Canada.

Graham was born and raised in Saskatchewan and received a BA from the University of Alberta and a Masters in Environmental Studies (Urban Planning) at York University.