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 and the environment, but struggled to find his voice in a world run by those otherwise out of touch. That was until then-16-year-old Swedish environmentalist Greta Thunberg burst onto the scene. 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 a member of the Alberta Greens, working with local candidates in the 2019 election.
Jayden is currently studying Environmental Technology at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) and serves on the SAIT Student Association’s Board of Directors. His role as a student leader has taught him the importance of open and honest two-way communication, and Jayden aspires to hold onto this principle as the provincial Green candidate in his home riding of Calgary-East.
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.
In his spare time, Jayden enjoys serving the community by volunteering with environmental non-profit organizations, such as CreekWatch and the Weaselhead Preservation Society. 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.