Augusto Mathias

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Augusto has held a range of positions within a municipal government: Healthy City Planner,

Community Health Officer, Multicultural Health Coordinator, Race Relations Coordinator

and Diversity Management and Community Engagement Consultant. 

 

His acquired experience in coordinating and implementing multidisciplinary and multisectoral partnerships resulted in the integrated, practical, and cost-effective solutions of identified urban challenges.

 

Augusto has served on advisory committees and boards in Canada and abroad, including  community and provincial organizations addressing issues of multiculturalism, environment, racism, equity and access, AIDS, drugs, sexuality, youth, persons with disabilities, and seniors.

 

Presently Augusto serves as an advisor with the National Confederation of Municipalities in

Brazil and provides lectures internationally within academic institutions and governments.

 

He was a former research associate and the Brazilian representative for S.M.A.R.T. - U.M.T.R.I. Sustainable Mobility and Accessibility Research and Transformation at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. 

 

He also provides support on strategic and program planning, evaluation, communication strategies, troubleshooting and advocacy strategies to community organizations and coalitions. 

 

In his capacity as a change agent with the International Change Agents Network, Augusto

has participated in exchanges with the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Denmark, Ecuador, El

Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru,

Poland, Polynesia, Portugal, Russia, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela

and  Vietnam.

 

Augusto’s greatest strength are his abilities to inspire increased grass-roots participation in decision-making processes, to provide support to community involvement and the creation of sustainable partnerships, and to identify and address urban challenges.