Alex Young is an associate in OKT’s Toronto office, providing corporate commercial, public policy, negotiation and governance administration advice.
Prior to joining OKT, Alex worked for the governments of Canada and Ontario. At the federal government, he reviewed funding applications and represented Canada in negotiation of bilateral international agreements and resolutions at the United Nations General Assembly and at the Organization for Security Cooperation in Europe.
For the provincial government, he directly advised the Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term care on legislative and fiscal policy. Later, as a civil servant at the provincial level, he managed funding for mental health and addictions services.
Outside of legal and policy work, Alex is a co-founder and teacher at the Buddhavipassana Meditation Centre, an insight meditation centre in Toronto which helps people to overcome trauma, depression and anxiety.
Alex holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Victoria, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of London (England) and a Global Professional Master of Laws from the University of Toronto.