Alex Nuttall

St. Peter's Catholic Secondary School

Graduated 2004

From serving on Barrie city council at the young age of 21 to becoming its 47th mayor, Alex’s political journey is highlighted by inclusivity and service. He supports charitable programs like PIE Education (supplying backpacks of school supplies) and the Boots and Hearts Barn Burner, an annual charity hockey game.

Alex Nuttall climbed the political ladder, becoming the 47th mayor of Barrie, Ontario. At the age of 21, Alex began his political journey on Barrie city council, and in 2015, he shifted gears to federal politics. He successfully ran for the Barrie—Springwater—Oro-Medonte riding and served his constituents until 2019. He returned to municipal government three years later, winning the Barrie mayoral race. Alex is dedicated to fostering a city where everyone can thrive, regardless of their background or beliefs. He says, “Having grown up in government housing, and attending St. Peter’s, I learned the value of service and the importance of inclusivity. My faith is my guiding light and inspires me to lead with empathy.”

Alex was a leader even in high school, where he served as student mayor before graduating in 2004. Alex furthered his education in Political Science at two universities - Redeemer and Laurentian.

A notable community contributor, Alex co-launched the PIE Education program in 2010 with the support of local business owners. The initiative has since provided over 17,500 backpacks with school supplies to students in need.

In 2018, he took the reins of the Boots and Hearts Barn Burner. The annual charity hockey game attracts celebrity players and raises significant funds for local charities. Donations included a noteworthy $275,000 in 2023 for the RVH Foundation, Easter Seals Barrie, and PIE Education.

Alex sat on the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority's Executive Board from 2006 to 2010 and helped formulate the Lake Simcoe Protection Act in 2008.