Adam’s passion for politics began in high school. There, he learned the basics of campaigning by volunteering, which was expanded upon when he joined the National Youth Wing in university. At the age of 24, Giambrone became the National Party President of the New Democrats – the youngest ever of one of Canada’s main political parties.
Adam’s time as the party president taught him many things. Travelling across the country, he was able to meet many of his fellow Canadians and listen first-hand to the issues that affected them. Giambrone’s two terms in office exposed him to complex problems on both a national and international scale. As a result, he learned how to make difficult trade-offs, as well as how to communicate ideas and projects effectively. These skills proved invaluable in his future endeavours.
Adam has served at not just at a national level, but also a local one. As a Toronto Councillor for the federal riding of southern Davenport, Adam learned how to balance community priorities with a multi-billion-dollar budget. During this time, he was also appointed as a Commissioner of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), which began a fruitful career in the transport sector. In 2006, he took over as president and chair of the TTC. This position required Giambrone to report to the mayor and ensure the efficient operation of local transportation.
Having since retired from politics, Adam is grateful for the many lessons he’s learned, people he’s met, and experiences he’s enjoyed. He also has a great deal of respect for anyone willing to run for office.