A local volunteer firefighter and retired combat medic with the Canadian Armed Forces, Jeff Lehoux’s strong understanding of the issues facing the riding of Renfrew–Nipissing–Pembroke – job growth, affordable education, and timely access to health care – will make him a strong advocate for this community.
After returning badly injured from a tour in Afghanistan, Jeff became involved in humanitarian missions to Cameroon, Africa and helped fund and orchestrate eco-tourism initiatives to preserve its rainforest. During his four, one-month, missions to the country, he worked with the local population of underprivileged and rural jungle communities to create and fund working schools, sustainable farming, and health care opportunities. As a trusted advisor, Jeff negotiated an agreement between two tribes that resulted in over 37,000 people having shared access to clean water. An Executive Member of International Children’s Awareness, Jeff helped raise funds to deliver anti-parasite medication to approximately 6,000 sub-Saharan African children.
Jeff graduated from Nipissing University with an undergraduate degree in Philosphy, and he regularly returns to his alma mater to give guest lectures on his role in Afghanistan and his work in Cameroon.