About Adam

Adam White is a veteran community ambassador, accessibility adovacte, and mindful resident of Oshawa. Adam is an entrepreneur and founder of a social enterprise called Emporium of Ideas & Innovation  that provides an open-source platform to establish a community learning network of free schools, knowledge cafes, and local town halls in a movement to renew Oshawa, Adam has served on the Oshawa Accessibility Advisory Committee (OAAC) for two-terms and chaired the OAAC Communication Subcommittee for two years. Adam embraces the wisdom of the community to have a big picture view of Oshawa. Adam has  been recognized by Durham Region and Ontario for his adam campaign photo1community leadership and accessibility advocacy. Adam lives with Neurofibromatosis Type 2 and is hard of hearing. He doesn’t see himself as disable, but what anyone can do if you put you heart and mind into making a diference. Adam hopes to become te first hard of hearing resident elected as Oshawa City Councillor.

  • In 2012, Adam was a part of founding The Vault at 19 Simcoe Street North. It was an initiative to incubate arts and culture in a collaborative workspace. It was an creative community experiment in a movement to renew downtown Oshawa. This experience exposed me to the local creative community struggles to be a career artist in Oshaw.
  • Volunteer at Auto Fest 2014.
  • He served 2 terms on the Oshawa Accessibility Advisory Committee (OAAC) from 2015-2017 and chaired the OAAC Communication Subcommittee for 2 years.
  • In August of 2015, he represented Oshawa in the 2015 Toronto Pan/Para Pan Am Games Torch Relay and chosen to be last leg to light the cauldron at Lakeview Park.
  • In 2016, Adam was award the Durham region Accessibility Award for his leadership and bringing awareness to a barrier-free Oshawa.
  • On September 23, 2016, Adam organized and celebrated Peace Day Oshawa at Civic Square with friends.
  • In 2017, Adam was award a Certificate of Recognition in recognition for his community work on Canada Day 150 by MP Dr. Colin Carrie.