Josh Brandon is a community animator with the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg. He conducts public policy research on issues of poverty, housing and income. He co-edited Poor Housing: a Silent Crisis, a book about low income housing in Winnipeg. He was chair of Make Poverty History Manitoba (2016 to 2018). He is also a committed environmentalist, with work experience at a number of environmental organizations including the Manitoba Eco-Network, Green Action Centre and Greenpeace. He served as a community/environment representative on Health Canada’s Food Expert Advisory Committee and participated in the 2008 International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD). He is past chair of the Canadian Environmental Network (2011 to 2016). In 2018, he ran for City Council in the Daniel McIntyre ward in Winnipeg.