David Vandenberg

David Vandenberg

Operations Manager of COVID-19 Emergency Meal Bag Program at Wellington Square

A local, dynamic, results-oriented community leader with a broad base of experience in areas of public policy, stakeholder engagement and local advocacy. A proven ability to work with and navigating municipal, provincial, and federal governments, along with not for profit and charitable organizations to achieve strategic goals.

My story begins as a young shy boy who always hid behind his mother. Then turned into the most chatty person in the classroom. I attended Mohawk Gardens, Pineland Public School, Nelson High School, and McMaster University. Burlington has always been home, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I joined the Burlington Teen Tour Band, got to travel the world and mature quicker than I could’ve ever imagined. I began to understand the importance of community service. I have sat on organizing committees, boards and campaigns that have all benefitted the Burlington community. I’ve worked for many small businesses in town to pay for school, have gained over 10,000 volunteer hours in that time and now work in the charitable space every day. I truly believe in building bridges. I believe in looking out for your neighbour. I believe in doing good.

So, that’s me. I would love to hear from you if you ever want to get to know each other better.

  • Hometown:Burlington
  • Hobbies:Hiking, Volunteering, Blogging & More
  • Best known as:"BurlingtonDavid"
  • Favourite NHL Team:Maple Leafs
David Vandenberg

Education

Political Science

McMaster University

(2015-2020)

3.9 GPA (Last 2 years of Degree). Graduated with Honours and Dean's List. Awarded the Pioneer Energy Community Contribution Award (2019).

Leadership Positions

Advisory Board

Compassion Society of Halton

(2020 - Present)

Serve to make recommendations and strategic input to the Board of Directors. Evaluate performance, direction and sustainability of the organization.

MC/Speaker

Halton Industry Education Council

(2017 - Present)

MC for the HIEC 2017-Present Breakfast with the Mayor's, Men as Career Coaches event at the Burlington Convention Centre. Speaking about the flexibility of choice, evaluation of options and navigating the post-secondary life to Halton high school students.

Site Coordinator

CIBC Run For the Cure

(2017-2019)

Main site contact required to coordinate the route to ensure runner safety with the race team, Halton Regional Police, community/event sponsors and volunteers.

5103

Cups of Coffee

101274

Dollars Raised for our Community

12327

Volunteer Hours

14864

Lbs. of Food Raised

Accomplishments I am Proud of