Jonathan first moved to Canada over twenty years ago. As a first generation Canadian, he is proud of his heritage, yet committed to Ontario and Canada, both of which he now calls home.
Jonathan is a natural facilitator, guided by the principal that “Leadership is creating a way for people to contribute to making something extraordinary happen”. His enthusiasm and motivation are unparalleled and he approaches life constantly striving for excellence.
Jonathan believes that when individuals come together to build a better future, real community comes alive. Likewise, he believes we need all levels of government working together to build a prosperous Canada,
Jonathan holds a BSc. in Applied Mathematics from Warwick University in England and an MBA with a specialization in Leadership from Royal Roads University in Victoria. Jonathan has worked as a Production Manager, IT Manager and Software Consultant. He has held director level positions in product support and product management. For over ten years, he has run his own facilitation business working with some of Canada’s most respected organizations. As a facilitator, he brings teams together to create extraordinary results through strategic planning, leadership development, and change management. He teaches leadership, change management and organizational behaviour at the university level and is an elected member of the union bargaining committee.
Jonathan lived in co-operative housing for over twenty years and has served as an active board member, treasurer and members meeting chair. He has been a regular delegate to the national conference and has also been a representative at the local neighbourhood association.
In his spare time, Mr. Hughes is an avid runner, having completed a dozen marathons and over twenty-five half marathons. He was the founder and then leader for twelve years of the RunningRats; a community-based running organisation that focuses on individual achievement through team inspiration, support and motivation. He now runs with Runners Choice in London. He is also a recent convert to camping and is constantly enthralled by the beauty of Ontario Parks.
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I care passionately about access to safe and affordable housing, quality education and universal health care; and I will be a strong advocate helping to ensure that these are priority areas of focus for our government.
We must build upon our past success, continuing to attract jobs and further growing our economy.
Our path for the future must chart a way to shared opportunity for all Ontarians, recognizing and supporting those who are struggling to make ends meet. We must particularly care for our youth so they may reach their full potential; as well as care for our seniors so they can continue to live independently.
We must maintain open, transparent and accountable governance, with the highest level of ethics and integrity.
I commit to being your community champion. I will reach out and engage with each of our neighbourhoods, listen to the needs, and make our joint voices heard in government.
Let's build on the past to move forward for the future. Lets build a stronger more sustainable engaged London.
Socially Progressive • Fiscally Responsible