Fran Hunt-Jinnouchi is an experienced leader who has a long history of contributing to her community as a successful business owner, an elected First Nations Chief, a school trustee, and as a senior manager in post-secondary education.
Fran holds a Bachelor of Social Work, Masters of Adult Education, and has completed the coursework for a Doctor of Philosophy: Education Psychology & Leadership Studies. Fran was the inaugural Director of the Office of Indigenous Affairs at the University of Victoria.
Fran has made it her life’s work to advocate for those whose voices are not heard, and has spent her career bridging cultural divides and creating closer communities. She incorporates the traditional teachings of First Nation elders to have a spirit of reciprocity, humility and gratitude. She knows her responsibility as a caretaker of the land and her role in the web of life.
From her ancestry in the Kwakiutl/Quatsino Nations, Fran has found similar philosophy in the Green Party’s six founding principles: ecological wisdom, non-violence, social justice, sustainability, participatory democracy, and respect for diversity. She has been encouraged watching the Green Party grow stronger each year by bringing a voice to important issues such as democratic reform, addressing the climate crisis, and working toward social justice. Fran was further compelled to get involved after learning of the role Elizabeth May played in passing a private members bill to have a national medical response to Lyme disease.
Fran felt 2015 was the right time to bring her experience and knowledge to politics, and to use her passion, tenacity, and tireless efforts to support the work of the Green Party of Canada. Known to be a person who can get things done, Fran believes she is well suited to represent the constituents of the Cowichan–Malahat–Langford riding, and looks forward to working with them to find solutions to the challenges our riding, province and country now face.
The Green Party is excited to have Fran Hunt-Jinnouchi as our candidate in the riding of Cowichan–Malahat–Langford.