First elected to the House of Commons in 2015, Kate Young currently serves as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Science. Before entering politics, Young was the manager of public affairs and community relations for the Thames District School Board.
In her role at the school board, Young helped create The Pledge, an anti-bullying iniative that was recognized with a National Exemplary Bullying Prevention Program Award by the Schools Safety Advocacy Council. She was also awarded the London City Press Club’s Newsmaker of the Year Award in 2007 and was a nominee for the J.S. Woodsworth Award, for fighting racism in Ontario, and a Certificate of Appreciation from the Association of London Muslims.
She is well known in London after spending 20 years as a news anchor at CFPL-TV. She was the first woman to anchor the station’s six o’clock news. She also worked as a community relations manager with TD Bank.
Young is an active volunteer in London. She has worked with the Fanshawe College Board of Directors, the Parkinson Society Southwestern Region Advisory Board, and the London Health Sciences Board of Directors. She has also chaired several fundraisers for Museum London.
A mother of two, Young has a diploma in broadcast journalism from Fanshawe College.