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Jayden Baldonado


Jayden Baldonado (he/him) is a passionate young activist born and raised on Treaty 7 Mohkinstsis (Calgary, Alberta). Since he was a child, Jayden has been concerned about the climate crisis, but struggled to find his voice in a world run by those otherwise out of touch. That was until the emergence of young Swedish environmentalist Greta Thunberg. Greta’s activism and the global movement she inspired led Jayden to become an agent for change. Although he was still too young to vote, Jayden became an active member of the provincial and federal Greens, and volunteered with local candidates during the 2021 federal election. The eye-opening experience of that campaign inspired him to run in his home riding of Calgary-East as a candidate for the Green Party of Alberta during the 2023 provincial election, and subsequently take on the responsibilities of an Executive Council member.

Jayden is currently studying Environmental Science at Mount Royal University, where he participates in several socioeconomic and environmental activism-oriented student clubs. He previously graduated from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology with a diploma in Environmental Technology, while serving on the SAIT Student Association’s Board of Directors. His role as a student leader has taught him the importance of strategic vision and open two-way communication, and Jayden aspires to hold onto these principles as a Member-At-Large of the Green Party of Alberta’s Executive Council.

In order to represent the best interests of all Albertans, Jayden recognizes that we must take action to avert the climate crisis, eliminate poverty, and reduce socioeconomic inequity by working to dismantle the oppressive systems of colonialism, capitalism, and patriarchy. He believes that this must be accomplished through direct action, including mutual aid and other solidarity-building efforts with targeted communities, in addition to a progressive political upheaval facilitated by a grassroots party who prioritizes the needs of everyday Albertans over the greed of the ruling class.

In his spare time, Jayden enjoys serving the community by participating in direct action campaigns, including protests and mutual aid efforts in support of targeted communities. He is eager to spend time in nature whenever he gets the chance, and takes pleasure in hiking and camping. He is also an avid fan of the Calgary Flames.

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