About Alvin

profilepicAlvin Singh has been advocating for new and progressive policies in education, culture, and the urban space in Vancouver for more than 9 years. In 2001 he helped found ‘The Lizards’, a student-based lobby group that campaigned for seismic upgrades of all at risk schools.

Alvin is also one of the founding directors of Vancouver25, a Vancouver-based progressive urban policy think tank. Most recently, Alvin worked for Human Resources Social Development Canada, helping to craft a medium term social policy framework for the Government of Canada.

Alvin has travelled to Mozambique, China, and Cyprus helping on development projects, working with students, and participating in conflict resolution exercises. He is currently a student at UBC, finishing his last year in International Development, Public Policy, and Urban Studies.

A firm believer in the need to allow citizens to voice their opinions in the decisions that impact them everyday, Alvin wears many hats. He currently serves as the External Chairperson for the Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE), one of Vancouver’s major civic political parties. He is also co-director of Vancouver25 as well as the founder/coordinator of “Vancouver 101” a Civics and Engagement project for high school students.

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