Trevor Leclerc grew up in a military family, the youngest of four children. Trevor’s family lived in four provinces and the Netherlands. He graduated from AFCENT International School in 1979. He raised his family in Ottawa, where his son is studying to be a police officer and his daughter is a medical secretary.
He was an Actor/Director and Drama teacher with 14 years seniors’ instructor with the City of Ottawa. He produced 26 shows in three years in a 50 seat Studio Theatre in Ottawa. Trevor coordinated Continuing Nursing Education programs for the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Trevor recovered from a stroke in 2000 at age 37. He moved to PEI in 2007 where he joined lobby efforts for an Acute Stroke Care Unit. Trevor has delivered the keynote addresses at stroke conferences in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
He became chair of AIDSPEI in 2011 where he oversaw the installation of new management, the implementation of all remaining outstanding prior audit recommendations in an atmosphere of board unanimity.Trevor joined the NDP of Ontario in 1986 as a canvasser and scrutineer for the first NDP government elected in Ontario. On the Island he was a canvasser for Poll 62 in the Federal election and the NDP candidate in 2011 provincial election in Charlottetown-Brighton, against Premier Robert Ghiz, capturing 7.5% of the vote. He represented NDP in online Education debate. He is the Persons with Disabilities Representative and Chair of the Policy and Education Committee on the NDP Provincial Council. He is currently President of the Charlottetown NDP Riding Association.Trevor shares a quote in Memory of Norman Bethune - ” A man’s spirit, his utter devotion to others without any thought of self, is shown in his boundless sense of responsibility in his work, and his boundless warmheartedness towards all people.”