Born and raised in Toronto’s east side, Roland Chan started getting involved in his community at an early age delivering newspapers. After graduating Toronto Metropolitan University (then Ryerson University) with a Bachelor of Engineering, he has worked as an engineer in various industries, and as a motorcycle instructor for the Rider Training Institute.

Roland’s commitment to building safer, more connected neighbourhoods and better futures for youth led him to volunteer in a number of initiatives, including the Toronto Police Road Safety Campaign and the Mon Sheong Foundation Summer BBQ. He has served as Head of Umpiring for the Christian Community Softball Association and regularly supports community programs like UrbanPromise Toronto.

Running for Mayor of Toronto is Roland’s next step towards improving the city and making it a better place to live. He plans to prioritize honesty, practical solutions, and wiser use of resources to achieve greater safety and efficiency in the everyday lives of Torontonians. He is also running to learn about the experience of being a mayoral candidate, because you never know until you try!

As a husband and soon-to-be father, Roland believes in the importance of good family values and spending quality time with loved ones, whether it is at home, at church, or in the community. Currently living in Scarborough, he is often seen working on his vehicles and playing softball at the park.