Giovanni Abati in Windsor—TecumsehFull resolution image
Giovanni Abati was born in Windsor, Ontario, and has dedicated his life to the environment. During his time as a Mapping Technician, he identified environmentally sensitive and hazard prone lands, which have been protected from potential development under provincial legislation. He also worked in the waste management field, with time spent between recycling, composting and landfill facilities...Read more
Jennifer Alderson in EssexFull resolution image
Jennifer Alderson lives in Belle River with her husband and eight year old daughter. She works as a human resources professional for a local automotive parts manufacturer in Lakeshore. She also teaches youth and adult cooking classes in the evening at the local arena. Jennifer is an advocate for the local sustainable food movement which encouraged her to create the Belle River Farmers’...Read more
Raheem Aman in Stormont—Dundas—South GlengarryFull resolution image
Raheem Aman is a passionate community leader and environmental activist. He holds a Bachelor’s of Justice, Political Philosophy and Law from McMaster University, and hopes to pursue a career in law enforcement.
A proud Black Canadian, Raheem was born in Mississauga, raised in Brampton and educated in Hamilton. His family are immigrants from Barbados and Jamaica, and...Read more
Jonathan Arnold in York—SimcoeFull resolution image
Jonathan Arnold lives in Mt. Albert, Ontario, with his wife Alexis and two children, Ophelia and Elton. Working alongside his parents at the family business —Shady Lane Expert Tree Care, which just entered its 42nd year of business— has instilled in him the values of hard work, dedication to his community, and commitment to teamwork. Both at the family business and at home,...Read more
Walter Bauer in Newmarket—AuroraFull resolution image
Walter Bauer is a newcomer to politics who decided to throw his hat into the ring because he believes that the most important issues today are climate change and income inequality, and that only the Green Party has prudent policies to confront these concerns.
Walter graduated from the University of Waterloo and worked for twenty years in the construction industry before starting his...Read more
Lisa Birtch-Carriere in OxfordFull resolution image
Lisa Birtch-Carriere is an herbalist and a complementary health care practitioner. She has spent her professional life focused on companion animals and on helping them and their humans improve the quality of their lives. Lisa is an avid gardener, bicyclist and nature photographer.
Lisa's father was a teacher and the family spent the school year living in several small communities...Read more
Remo Boscarino-Gaetano in Mississauga—Erin MillsFull resolution image
Remo Boscarino-Gaetano was born and raised in Mississauga, Ontario, and currently attends the University of Guelph where he is completing his bachelor’s degree in zoology with a minor in philosophy. Remo grew up with a natural curiosity for life and has been encouraged throughout his childhood to pursue his passion. This has led to a deep understanding and appreciation of life on this...Read more
Michele Braniff in CambridgeFull resolution image
Michele Braniff has had a varied career that included stints as a lawyer and mediator, middle manager of a non-profit mental health service provider, and as a professor at the post-secondary level. This involved teaching courses on social justice as part of a social service program at the college level, and as an adjunct professor teaching business law, governance, conflict resolution and...Read more
Teresa Burgess-Ogilvie in Brampton EastFull resolution image
Teresa Burgess-Ogilvie spent a thirty-year career as a public servant in the military, municipal government and public-private sector in both Canada and the United States. Having served many years as the Manager of the Office of Emergency Management for the City of Mississauga, she understands the on-the-ground sustainability issues for those engaged in emergency and disaster preparedness....Read more
Amanda Cain in Scarborough SouthwestFull resolution image
Amanda is running to be your Green Party candidate in Scarborough Southwest.
Amanda Cain, 40, a Scarborough resident, was born and raised in Scarborough South West. With an education in Corporate Communications, Amanda has being managing Youth Economic Development Programs for the past 15 years and worked in the arts and entertainment industry prior to her work in the...
Chris Caldwell in Etobicoke—LakeshoreFull resolution image
Christopher Caldwell holds a Master’s in Adult Education (M.Ed.) from the University of Toronto and a Master’s in Environmental Studies (MES) from York University in urban planning and sustainability. He also completed a graduate diploma in Business and Environment from Schulich Business School and received a national award for research on human impacts on the environment.
Nick Capra in Parkdale—High ParkFull resolution image
Nick Capra is a businessman, husband, father, and musician with deep roots in both the Green Party and his home riding of Parkdale-High Park. He is a long-time Green Party organizer, well-known within his community, and a leader in several charitable projects. Nick is a life-long learner who continues his education at every opportunity. He is currently pursuing a degree in Public...Read more
Danny Celovsky in Bay of QuinteFull resolution image
Daniel “Danny” Celovsky resides and works in Picton, Ontario, and finds himself constantly in awe of the sense of community this town provides. With three grown children and a grandchild, he believes that fostering and enhancing that sense of community and ensuring a clean healthy environment is their right, and our obligation to provide, in order that they can experience a...Read more
Max Chapman in Algoma—Manitoulin—KapuskasingFull resolution image
Max Chapman lives in Little Current, Manitoulin Island. He was raised on Manitoulin, and considers himself to have been shaped by the rural landscapes and community driven lifestyle of the Island. A graduate of Manitoulin Secondary School, and a student at Queen’s University, Max was motivated to run for the Green Party of Canada by a commitment to make his community an even more...Read more
Candice Christmas in Kingston and the IslandsFull resolution image
Candice Christmas is motivated by work that addresses issues of equity, social justice and civil society in Canada and abroad. With fifteen years experience in project management of interdisciplinary research in the private and public sectors, Candice is an expert in knowledge translation and exchange.
Candice has a dual major DEC degree in psychology and philosophy from John...Read more
Sarah Climenhaga in Toronto—St. Paul’sFull resolution image
Sarah Climenhaga is a longtime St. Paul's resident and a committed environmental advocate with a long history of work in the nonprofit sector and as a community volunteer. She is a mother of three who passionately believes in the need to ensure our economy protects that which our physical, mental and emotional health depends upon – clean air, pure water and a healthy natural...Read more
Hannah Conover-Arthurs in DavenportFull resolution image
Hannah Conover-Arthurs is a passionate and forward-thinking environmentalist born and raised in Toronto's east-end. The daughter of a Jamaican immigrant father and a city-born visual artist mother, she was immersed in arts and culture from a very young age.
With lifelong participation in both visual and performing arts, she is a strong supporter of continued and expanded funding...Read more
Jean-Luc Cooke in NepeanFull resolution image
Jean-Luc Cooke founded an information security consultancy firm after graduating from Carleton University with a degree in engineering. He has since moved on to a several I.T. ventures, again focusing on security and combinatorics.
Jean-Luc is aware that we need to act now to confront climate change and create a brighter future. This is why he has been actively involved with the...Read more
William Crumplin in SudburyFull resolution image
William “Bill” Crumplin credits his appreciation for nature to spending time with his paternal grandfather and reading National Geographic Magazine together when he was a kid. He has been a professor of geography and environmental studies since 1992.
Bill has taught at the Corner Brook Campus of Memorial University, Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie, and has been at...Read more
Tom Cull in London—FanshaweFull resolution image
Tom Cull is an environmentalist, poet, creative writing professor, community organizer, dad, and
partner. He completed his PhD at York University in 2012, and now teaches writing classes at Western University and King’s University College.
Tom recently completed a two-year term as Poet Laureate for the City of London where he served as a promoter of London’s literary...Read more
Norbert D'Costa in Brampton NorthFull resolution image
Born and raised in India, Norbert D'Costa went to work in Saudi Arabia after completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Mysore. He immigrated to Canada in 1991, and has been a resident of Brampton, Ontario, ever since.
While at university in Mysore, Norbert was a member of the All India Catholic University Federation (AICUF) and...Read more
Jane Davidson in Brampton WestFull resolution image
Jane Davidson is a veteran communications professional and writer/editor. After working for national media at the Globe and Mail Report on Business and the Toronto Star, Jane moved into public relations work while she raised her family as a single mother. After years as an award-winning communications specialist with Du Pont Canada in Mississauga, Jane brought her family to Peterborough to be...Read more
Reuben DeBoer in Eglinton—LawrenceFull resolution image
Reuben DeBoer is passionate about advancing Canadian politics to better consider social needs, fiscal prudence, and environmental responsibility. Reuben is grateful for the opportunity he has had to live in many areas across Canada. He is eager to bring the lessons he has learnt about the issues that impact Canadians to his work representing the people of Eglinton-Lawrence. Reuben is proud to...Read more
Steve Dyck in GuelphFull resolution image
Steve Dyck is the founder and President of Guelph Solar, and has played an instrumental role in creating green economy jobs in Guelph since 2009. His company was presented “The Excellence in Business Award” from the Guelph Chamber Commerce in 2016, in recognition of their pioneering work. It is Steve’s dedication to community and future generations that drives his commitment...Read more
Carol Dyck in London North CentreFull resolution image
Carol Dyck is a dedicated community leader who is actively involved with several local non-profit organizations and committees. She entered into politics during the 2015 federal election after she witnessed first-hand Canada’s tarnished reputation on the international stage due to the then government’s foot-dragging on climate action, their dismantling of environmental regulations...Read more
James Elwick in OakvilleFull resolution image
Dr. James Elwick was born in British Columbia and has lived in Oakville since 2003, with his wife Sue and his two children in this community. It is for them, and for other Oakville youth, that he runs for the Green Party of Canada.
Elwick’s commitment to Oakville - and also to real reconciliation between Canada and its Indigenous, Métis and Inuit peoples - is demonstrated...
Janet Errygers in Flamborough—GlanbrookFull resolution image
Janet Errygers is a young environmentalist and professional. She is passionate about Canadian politics and bringing the triple bottom line into the discourse — that is, an accounting framework that acknowledges social, environmental and financial considerations.
Janet has a dual Bachelor of Arts and Science degree from the University of Guelph, where she studied...
Timothy Flemming in Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond HillFull resolution image
Timothy has lived virtually his entire life in York Region and he is extremely passionate about the community, the people and the environment. He grew up in Richmond Hill, raised his family in various locations in Aurora and recently moved slightly north to Newmarket. He has been a very proactive participant in many engaging areas across the region to improve the quality of life...Read more
Peter Forint in Pickering—UxbridgeFull resolution image
Having worked in the tech sector for most of his career, Peter Forint transferred his talents for “consultative sales” into “consultative teaching” in the entrepreneurship and small business program at Seneca College in Toronto. He now plans to utilize those same talents in bringing Canadians together to tackle today’s economic, societal and environmental...Read more
Elizabeth Fraser in Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—BrockFull resolution image
Elizabeth Fraser was born in Bowmanville and raised in Bethany, Ontario. She is currently pursuing a degree in environmental studies and is actively involved in student politics at Carleton University in Ottawa. During this time, she has gained dynamic experience working for various government departments and in championing eco-justice causes, such as supporting a sustainable economy and...Read more
Karen Fraser in Brampton SouthFull resolution image
Karen Fraser has lived in Niagara Falls for the last 30 years. Before retirement, Karen accumulated extensive experience in the field of administration working as a clerk for the Unemployment Insurance Commission; as a bookkeeper and receptionist for H&R Block; as a medical receptionist; and as a fundraising agent. Karen completed her high school diploma at Cameron Heights in Kitchener,...Read more
Raquel Fronte in Vaughan—WoodbridgeFull resolution image
For the past 17 years, Raquel Fronte has been enjoying her career as an International Flight Attendant. She feels fortunate to have the opportunity to be a part of a work culture that combines camaraderie with the learning experiences of travel.
With a post-secondary education in film studies, Raquel has been working on an ongoing passion project visiting, researching and...Read more
Victoria Galea in Hamilton West—Ancaster—DundasFull resolution image
Victoria Galea is a dedicated volunteer, community leader and political researcher. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from McMaster University, and is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in International Relations at the same institution.
In addition to her responsibilities as a Teaching Assistant at McMaster, Victoria is an avid volunteer. Over the last five years,...Read more
Nancy Ghuman in Etobicoke NorthFull resolution image
Nancy Ghuman has been a long-time advocate for sustainable and progressive policies in her community. She was an active member with the student union at York University where she played an instrumental role in banning the sale of plastic water bottles on campus.
As a young woman of colour, she feels underrepresented in current politics, and hopes to be the voice that...
Daniel Giavedoni in Don Valley NorthFull resolution image
Daniel Giavedoni was born and raised in the Greater Toronto Area and has lived most of his life in North York, Ontario. He earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto and now works as a nursing coordinator involved in staffing multiple facilities across southern Ontario. He currently lives in the Don Valley North riding with his fiancée Ilham Hassan.
During the...Read more
Stephanie Goertz in Kitchener—ConestogaFull resolution image
Stephanie Goertz is a natural-born leader who is not afraid to speak when she feels something needs to be said. A graduate of the University of Waterloo, she has over a decade of experience working to build vibrant, safe and sustainable communities.
Over the last eighteen years, Stephanie has focused her career and personal life on building healthier communities and businesses. Since...Read more
Alexander Gomm in Nipissing—TimiskamingFull resolution image
Alexander Gomm was born and raised in North Bay, and lived there for most of his life. He was educated in the French Catholic School system and speaks English, French, German and beginner level Spanish. While in North Bay, he has volunteered at the Gathering Place Soup Kitchen and with First Nations and Non-First Nations youth teaching martial arts and healthy lifestyle choices.
Tim Grant in University—RosedaleFull resolution image
Tim Grant is passionate about building a world in which social and ecological justice is front and centre. He has been an organizer all of his adult life, and over the past 16 years has initiated more than 20 community projects within the riding of University—Rosedale, most of them while serving as a board member and the Chair of the Harbord Village Residents’ Association.
Jessica Hamilton in Scarborough—Rouge ParkFull resolution image
Jessica Hamilton lives in Scarborough—Rouge Park with her husband Michael, and two children, Theodore and Audrey. Jessica was raised in Scarborough and currently works in the area as therapist for children diagnosed with autism. Jessica is an energetic leader with experience advocating for the rights of individuals. She believes strongly in the power of collaboration, listening to...Read more
Eleanor Hayward in MiltonFull resolution image
Eleanor Hayward has been studying the social sciences at McMaster University for the past three years, and is particularly interested in social psychology and political science. She is a successful mature student, and has been recognized with a part-time student award. Her areas of focus include gerontology, microeconomics, Canadian politics and the global political economy.
Ericha Hendel in Elgin—Middlesex—LondonFull resolution image
Ericha is a proud francophone and has always been an active member of her community. For five years, Ericha has sat on the Chief’s Youth Advisory Council at the Greater Sudbury Police Services and has volunteered at Health Sciences North. She is also a dedicated member of the Laurentian University community, having served three years in the Association des Étudiantes et É...Read more
Chris Hill in Mississauga—StreetsvilleFull resolution image
Chris Hill is a business professional and recognized expert in vehicle fleet management and the use of “green” vehicle technologies such as electric transportation. He has been a Green Party shadow cabinet member and active volunteer for many years.
Chris has an MBA from the University of Toronto and his career spans 40 years with both private and public organizations...Read more
Mary Ann Hodge in London WestFull resolution image
Mary Ann Hodge is an engaged member of the London community as an environmentalist, community organizer, foster parent, and occasional teacher with the Thames Valley District School Board.
A graduate of Western University, Mary Ann spent seventeen years working as a corporate facilities manager in Toronto. Returning to her hometown after the loss of her husband, she earned her...Read more
Michael Houghton in Oakville North—BurlingtonFull resolution image
Michael Houghton lives in Burlington with his wife Sylvie and children Simon and Laynie. A proud resident for over 30 years, Michael knows that the combination of natural spaces and responsible development makes Burlington a special place to live and grow up. As an elementary school teacher, Michael is deeply concerned about the future success of his students as well as his own children....Read more
Quinn Hunt in Windsor WestFull resolution image
Sean “Quinn” Hunt lives in South Windsor where he grew up with his parents Fiona and Sean, his sisters Devin and Fallon, and his beloved dog Titan. He is a graduate of McMaster University, where he studied political philosophy, philosophy of law, and ethics.
Since 2016, Quinn has worked midnights as a TPT at Chrysler to pay for his education. He hopes to combine the...Read more
Bruce Hyer in Thunder Bay—Superior NorthFull resolution image
A biologist, forester and entrepreneur, Bruce Hyer has a long history of fighting for fiscal responsibility, democratic reform, and a healthy planet. Bruce was born American, but is Canadian by choice. Bruce helped to start the first Earth Day, and the USA’s first Department of Environmental Protection. As a Senior Environmental Analyst, he protected stream-belts, wetlands, and farmlands...Read more
Sherri Jackson in Simcoe—GreyFull resolution image
Sherri Jackson is an entrepreneur who believes that the role of government is to be of service. She grew up in Grey County, and after having lived across Ontario and abroad, she currently resides near Creemore with her husband of 27 years, and her two teenage sons. She believes that hope for the future will come from a new era of heart-centered politics. She supports choosing leaders who...Read more
Bob Jonkman in Brantford—BrantFull resolution image
Bob Jonkman has championed Proportional Representation since he first volunteered for Fair Vote Canada in the 2007 referendum. As an Executive Member of the very active Fair Vote Waterloo Region Chapter, Bob came to believe electoral reform could best be accomplished by entering politics. He ran for office federally in 2015 and provincially in 2018 as the Green Party candidate in Kitchener...Read more
Elvin Kao in Markham—UnionvilleFull resolution image
Elvin Kao was raised in Markham—Unionville by first generation Canadian parents and a large extended family that had immigrated to the area. This experience instilled in him a deep sense of community and highlighted the importance of establishing strong roots.
Elvin holds a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, and now works as a data analytics manager. He...Read more
Angela Keller-Herzog in Ottawa-CentreFull resolution image
Angela Keller-Herzog is an optimistic and energetic small-business owner. Angela and her partner are the proud parents of two teenage kids and have lived in Ottawa Centre, on unceded Algonquin territory, for over twenty-five years.
Angela is running because she thinks it is time for bold and effective climate action. She is a trained economist, having received an M.A. in Economics from...Read more
Max Kennedy in Timmins—James BayFull resolution image
Max is a teacher and environmental toxicologist, involved in community development with Green Timiskaming. A father of three, Max teaches math and science with the District School Board Ontario North East. Born the son of a member of the Canadian Armed Forces in Nottingham, England, he has seen this great country from the east coast to the west coast.
Max believes that human...Read more
Amanda Kistindey in Don Valley WestFull resolution image
Hoping to better equip herself as an instrument for change on environmental policy, Amanda studied International Relations and French Literature at Concordia University and spent several years familiarizing herself with the forestry industry and its effect on the fiscal, political, and socio-economic landscape of northern communities and indigenous populations.
She presently holds...Read more
Maia Knight in AjaxFull resolution image
Maia Knight, Candidate for the Green Party, Ajax, is a first-year Carleton University student who is currently studying Journalism and Political Science. From a very young age, she has been passionate about Green politics and has espoused its core tenets of ecological wisdom, social justice, grassroots democracy, and nonviolence. When she was a high school student, Maia demonstrated leadership...Read more
Ichha Kohli in Richmond HillFull resolution image
Ichha Kaur Kohli lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario with her mom and two older brothers. She grew up in a proud Sikh household and practices her faith today. Ichha graduated from the University of Toronto in 2018, where she studied Environmental Studies, Environmental Biology and Environmental Ethics. Ichha is currently pursuing her Master of Environmental Science from the University of Toronto....Read more
Stephen Kotze in Lanark—Frontenac—KingstonFull resolution image
Stephen Kotze is a skilled facilitator and respected leader. For the past twenty years, he has served his community as an accounting professional, working with individuals, small-businesses and not-for-profit organizations to strengthen their long-term viability through solid financial practices and processes. Prior work experience includes nine months as Executive Director of the Canadian...Read more
Gordon Kubanek in CarletonFull resolution image
Gordon Kubanek is a professional engineer who earned his Master's of Chemical Engineering at McGill University before spending most of his career as a high school physics teacher. He is married, has three daughters and now lives on a hobby farm near Kars in the riding of Carleton, which he has called home for 15 years. He is currently taking care of his bees while he writes books and...Read more
Casey Lalonde in Nickel BeltFull resolution image
Casey Lalonde was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario where she currently lives. Casey attended Laurentian University and currently works for a non-profit agency while completing a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. Casey is actively involved in the Sudbury community and maintains a busy, active lifestyle.
Casey has been involved with the...Read more
Marty Lancaster in Barrie—Springwater—Oro-MedonteFull resolution image
Marty Lancaster strives to be an example to his community on how to live a greener life. He is a teacher at Bear Creek Secondary School, a coach, a past municipal councillor, an activist, a volunteer and a Green Party candidate.
Marty has a degree from McMaster University in Honours Science, and a Bachelor of Education from Queen's University. On a typical day, Marty...
Anthony Li in Lambton—Kent—MiddlesexFull resolution image
Anthony is a medical student at Queen’s who recently completed a degree in Biology and Economics at Western University. He has an interdisciplinary background, having worked in public service at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, in research with the London Health Sciences Centre, and in teaching as a computer science teaching assistant and an MCAT Instructor at Western University....Read more
Roy Long in Markham—StouffvilleFull resolution image
Roy Long is just a regular guy that has always tried in his own little way, to make the world a better place. Every Saturday morning during the winter you will find Roy at the local hockey rink coaching young players even after his own kids have moved on to other sports. He knows that coaching a kids sport team won’t change the world, but he hopes that giving these kids a great sporting...Read more
Jason Lopez in Hamilton CentreFull resolution image
Jason was born and raised in a small home in Hamilton Centre, a son of immigrant parents from Colombia. Not owning a car for most of his life, Jason learned to rely on public transportation to get around this wonderful city. He studied at McMaster University, taking a broad range of courses and majoring in history. In order to pay for school, Jason took up a part-time...Read more
Andrew MacGregor in Peterborough—KawarthaFull resolution image
Andrew MacGregor works as a Financial Advisor in Peterborough, Ontario, where he lives with his wife and three kids.
As a father and planner, Andrew finds his call to action in the Green Party of Canada's environmental platform, believing wholeheartedly in immediate, bold and comprehensive climate change policy to secure a healthy environment for future generations...
Dean Maher in Spadina—Fort YorkFull resolution image
Dean Maher was born in St. John's, Newfoundland, and is now proud to call Toronto home. He is an entrepreneur and community leader who is active with a variety of organizations including the Toronto Humane Society and local LGBTQ+ groups.
Dean is especially concerned about the social, economic and environmental pressures that are being brought on by our increasingly connected and...Read more
Sean Manners in Beaches—East YorkFull resolution image
Sean Manners was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, to parents of European and Caribbean descent. He has studied political science and environmental ethics at the University of Toronto, and is a graduate student in environmental policy at Memorial University. He has called the Beaches—East York riding home for 22 years.
Sean has been an active research assistant with the...Read more
Brooke Martin in Haldimand—NorfolkFull resolution image
Brooke Martin is a Registered Nurse, born and raised in Norfolk County. Brooke graduated with distinction from Western University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing. She was hired shortly after, and has since become a member of two committees at her rural hospital where she has been working with the interdisciplinary team to improve patient care. Brooke has seen how social...Read more
Ralph Martin in Wellington—Halton HillsFull resolution image
Ralph Martin grew up on a beef and hog farm near Wallenstein, an upbringing that has always tied him to Wellington County. Though he has been lucky enough to live and work in other parts of our great country, he is proud to call this place home.
In addition to Wellington County, Ralph called the Ottawa area home for over fifteen years, an experience that helped him appreciate...Read more
Travis Mason in St. CatharinesFull resolution image
Travis Mason has lived in St. Catharines for most of his life. After fifteen years of studying and working across Canada, and for a year in South Africa, he returned to his home to pursue a life outside of academia. Despite spending time amongst the giant conifers of British Columbia and along the rugged coast of Nova Scotia, Niagara has always felt like home to him.
Travis works as a...Read more
Geo McLean in Sault Ste. MarieFull resolution image
Geo McLean was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie and St. Joseph Island Ontario. He is a graduate of Quest University Canada, an innovative Liberal Arts and Science university in British Columbia. He currently works with the Canadian Mental Health Association as a Housing Support Worker, and Algoma District School Board as an Educational Assistant.
Geo studied nurturance, healthy...Read more
Tara McMahon in Scarborough—GuildwoodFull resolution image
Tara McMahon lives in Scarborough—Guildwood with her wife Lisa and daughters Amelia and Kimberly. Raised in small town Ontario, Tara has made Scarborough—Guildwood her home of choice with her family, having the right balance of city life and community. Tara is a licensed gas fitter and building code practitioner with over 15 years experience in construction and expertise in HVAC...Read more
Gord Miller in Parry Sound—MuskokaFull resolution image
Gord Miller is an ecologist who has broad public recognition because of his service with the Ontario Legislature as the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. In that capacity for 15 years he oversaw and reported on the governments of four Premiers with regard to their performance in protecting the natural environment, pursuing energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Amanda Moddejonge in Thunder Bay—Rainy RiverFull resolution image
Amanda Moddejonge is a Certified Environmental Practitioner, professional communicator, and mother. She is committed to sustainable, ethical and well paid jobs for all Canadians, and to building strong communities.
A recent graduate of the Aboriginal Community Advocacy Program at Confederation College, Amanda is also educated in Public Relations at Humber College, Environmental...Read more
Mike Morrice in Kitchener CentreFull resolution image
Mike Morrice grew up on the West Island of Montreal as the middle brother of three boys. His family moved to Newmarket, Ontario in 1997, and in 2003 he started his studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, completing a double degree in business and computer electronics. Mike was quickly hooked by the entrepreneurial spirit of Waterloo Region. After reading a book called Ishmael, his eyes were...Read more
Oriana Ngabirano in Ottawa—VanierFull resolution image
Oriana Ngabirano is a passionate Ottawa—Vanier resident who believes a stronger Canada is possible. A graduate of the University of Montréal in Communications and Politics, she is a proven communicator who applies more than a decade of experience to her social activism and civic engagement efforts. Oriana is focused on empowering community members of all backgrounds to come...Read more
Bonnie North in Barrie—InnisfilFull resolution image
Bonnie North is a community activist and small business owner who also serves as the Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Ontario. She is dedicated to working in the community to create awareness and change regarding environmental, food security and sovereignty initiatives.
A life-long learner, Bonnie is currently working on her Plant Based Professional Chef’s Certification, and...Read more
Sandra O'Connor in Niagara FallsFull resolution image
Sandra is an engaged member of the Niagara community, who wants to keep the community livable, healthy, and sustainable. She has a wonderful daughter, Kelly, and a son-in-law, Christian.
With deep roots in the Niagara Peninsula, Sandra was born and raised in Niagara and graduated from Brock University, where she specialized in physical and urban geography. During her varied career,...Read more
Peter Ormond in Hamilton East—Stoney CreekFull resolution image
Peter Ormond has been orchestrating Green activities in Hamilton for two decades. His involvement has evolved from serving as a board member with several community and not-for-profit organizations, to running for the Green Party and implementing hands-on projects that help to build a more sustainable community. Some of those projects have included strawberry plant giveaways, pear tree...Read more
Annamie Paul in Toronto CentreFull resolution image
Annamie is a social entrepreneur and public policy advocate dedicated to advancing a sustainable and inclusive future for Canadians. She is the founder and former Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Political Leadership (CCPL), a non-profit that advocated for and trained women, LGBTQ+, Indigenous and racialised peoples to run for elected office and public leadership positions and is...Read more
Michelle Petersen in OrléansFull resolution image
After 15 years of work in community services in Ottawa, Michelle Petersen is now self-employed and growing her business in Orléans as a Registered Psychotherapist. Her many years of frontline work helped her develop a profound understanding of the realities of individuals and families in need of community support. She believes all Canadians should have access to clean water, clean air,...Read more
Ian Pineau in Renfrew—Nipissing—PembrokeFull resolution image
Ian Pineau was born and raised on Prince Edward Island. A life long educator, Ian has worked across the country with youth and adults in outdoor environments. Active in environmental organizations and community groups wherever he has lived, Ian has a comprehensive understanding of sustainability issues from a variety of perspectives. A strong belief in the need to address all three...Read more
Christina Porter in Mississauga—MaltonFull resolution image
Christina Porter is running for parliament because she wants to reframe the climate debate. Canada does not have to choose between economic disaster and climate disaster; we have the opportunity to avoid both and prosper in a new, sustainable world economy. After the publication of so many disturbing reports on climate change, Christina felt the need to get involved and help steer our country...Read more
Valerie Powell in Simcoe NorthFull resolution image
Valerie Powell is passionate about her community and the arts. She has worked as an artist, for non-profit organizations, and in seniors’ health care. She is an active community volunteer with a wide range of experience.
Valerie is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and a practicing artist. She has operated a retail store, served as Executive Director of the...
Evan Price in DurhamFull resolution image
Evan Price is a Young Green and career sales professional who is passionate about fighting for Canadians’ rights. He was motivated to pursue public service because he wants to work with the residents of Durham to build a better future for our region and country.
Evan supports policies that empower women and young Canadians, and legislation aimed at protecting immigrants and...Read more
Jennifer Purdy in Kanata—CarletonFull resolution image
Dr. Jennifer Purdy is a family medicine physician who recently retired from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) after over 23 years in the Regular Force. She lives in Ottawa, with her husband William Whelan, on a hobby farm. She currently provides medical care at Ottawa Lifestyle Medicine in Kanata.
Jen grew up in Kanata, Ontario, attended Queen’s University for two years in Nursing...Read more
Josh Rachlis in ThornhillFull resolution image
Josh Rachlis is an actor, cartoonist, singer, songwriter, screenwriter, stand-up comedian, radio personality, filmmaker and politician.
The Green Party of Ontario candidate for Eglinton—Lawrence in 2011 and Toronto—St. Paul's in 2014, Josh was asked to be on Mike Schreiner’s Shadow Cabinet as Consumer Affairs Critic. During the 2011 campaign, he was asked to be on...Read more
Kirsi Ralko in KenoraFull resolution image
Kirsi Ralko is a member of City Council in Kenora, where she lives with her husband and their rescue dog, Cash. Kirsi was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario and settled in Kenora in 2015 after graduating from the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law. She is also a graduate of Lakehead University, where she received an Honours Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Standing in 2012. ...Read more
Randi Ramdeen in Scarborough—AgincourtFull resolution image
Randi Ramdeen's passion for activism and equality began at the age of 17 when she joined a social justice group and participated in the Walk Against Male Violence, an event created to bring awareness to domestic violence and feminist issues.
Since then Randi has continued to speak out against human and animal rights violations and to support women's equality and...Read more
Jovannah Ramsden in OshawaFull resolution image
Jovannah Ramsden was raised by a strong single mother of four in a small town, and has called Oshawa home for just under a decade. Her family has moved ten times —to six different neighbourhoods— in Oshawa as they had limited means and faced housing instability. This experience has given her firsthand knowledge of the day-to-day problems low-income Canadians face, and has instilled...Read more
Ann Raney in King—VaughanFull resolution image
Ann Raney is a professional engineer who has a long history of contributing to her community as a front-line volunteer and organizer. In late 2015, Ann founded a refugee sponsorship charity which has to date helped four families and for which Ann received a volunteer award from King Township. As an applied scientist, global warming has always been a concern for Ann. She believes partisan...Read more
Maha Rasheed in Mississauga East—CooksvilleFull resolution image
Maha Rasheed lives in Mississauga, Ontario, with her three little parrots. Maha was raised in Dubai, and immigrated to Canada in 1999. She considers herself to have been shaped by the diverse community and ambitious lifestyle of Central Mississauga, where she has resided for over ten years. A graduate of York University, Maha received a Bachelor of Arts in 2010, and then continued her...Read more
Hugo Reinoso in Mississauga CentreFull resolution image
Hugo Reinoso has lived in Mississauga with his wife Sandra Conceicao and their children Natalia and Lucas for the past 23 years. His career in Information Technology along with his community involvement as a volunteer and board member for Non-for-Profit organizations such as Leash-Free Mississauga has helped him to better understand the greater need of this community.
Hugo and...Read more
Lorraine Rekmans in Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau LakesFull resolution image
Lorraine Rekmans has been an advocate for environmental and social justice issues through her work with both media and non-governmental organizations. With a background in journalism, Lorraine has extensive experience in policy development, government, industry, public affairs and Indigenous communities. She is the former Executive Director of the National Aboriginal Forestry Association and...Read more
Mike Schmitz in Humber River—Black CreekFull resolution image
Mike Schmitz was born and raised in Toronto, and began his career as a small business owner on the Lakeshore after graduating from George Brown College. He moved to the Jane and Finch area through his employment as Logistics Operator with Versacold in 2006, where he has served as Union Representative, Health and Safety Inspector, and point person for a charitable program that provides cold...Read more
Les Schram in Ottawa SouthFull resolution image
Les Schram has lived in Ottawa South with his wife Maggie for over thirty years. They have three children and six grandchildren, all of whom are avid hikers, campers and outdoor enthusiasts.
Les is a graduate of Carleton University and has two financial industry certificates, Group Benefits Associate and Chartered Health Specialist. He is currently working towards the Chartered...Read more
Cameron Semple in Etobicoke CentreFull resolution image
Cameron Semple was born and raised in Etobicoke. He graduated from Etobicoke Collegiate Institute in 2009, and has since been pursuing degrees in economics and computer science, part-time from Harvard University and MIT.
Professionally, Cameron is an entrepreneur and product manager in Canada’s technology sector. While his recent focus has been on developing artificial...Read more
Collan Simmons in Perth—WellingtonFull resolution image
Collan Simmons is a physician, Chief of Anesthesia at Stratford General Hospital and an adjunct professor at Western University Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. He is a strong advocate for environmental causes, and was motivated to enter federal politics to advocate for more comprehensive environmental policies and the growth of the renewable economy.
Collan has a long history of...Read more
Paul Slavchenko in WhitbyFull resolution image
Dr. Paul Slavchenko has just retired from a career as an anesthesiologist at Lakeridge Health
Oshawa. After 30 years of improving the health of Canadians one patient at a time, Paul wishes to devote himself to improving the health of Canadians as a whole. He thinks that the best way to do this would be as a Green Party MP.
Paul was born in Dauphin, Manitoba, to Rev. Taras...Read more
Peter Smith in Sarnia—LambtonFull resolution image
Peter Smith has lived in Sarnia with his wife ‘Trina since 1987. Peter grew up in London, England, where he obtained an Honours Degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of London. After working in the nuclear industry for nine years, he and his family moved to Canada in 1982, spending their first three years in Northwest Ontario, before moving to Sarnia. Peter and ‘Trina...Read more
David Stibbe in Ottawa West—NepeanFull resolution image
David Stibbe is passionate about Canada, our environment and his community. After having spent much of his young adult life exploring this country, and the world, as an adventure traveler and guide, in 2004 he returned to Ottawa.
In 2005, David along with his future wife Angie, moved into the Britannia neighborhood of Ottawa West Nepean and have been living more...
Terry Teather in Niagara WestFull resolution image
Terry Teather resides in Jordan Station at the heart of the Niagara Region’s fruit belt. He was born and raised in St. Catharines, and started his career as a social worker and administrator with the regional government in the Niagara Region.
Terry graduated from the University of Guelph and attained a Master’s degree at Simon Fraser University. He had a lengthy career as a...Read more
Pauline Thornham in Brampton CentreFull resolution image
Pauline Thornham's early experience, in mining towns of Quebec, taught her the need for environmental stewardship. Our beautiful north country also taught her respect for the web of nature. Her passion for environmental issues led her to the Green Party, and to run four times in Brampton since 2011.
Pauline received a B.Sc.(Agr.) from the University of Guelph, and has current OCT...Read more
Chris Tolley in Toronto—DanforthFull resolution image
Chris Tolley has been an active member of the Green Party of Canada for close to ten years. He has been on the campaign team for three elections, and was the candidate for the Toronto—Danforth Greens in the 2015 federal election.
When he’s not running for the Green Party, Chris is an award-winning writer, director and broadcaster. He is the co-host and producer of CBC...Read more
Michael Tomaino in Niagara CentreFull resolution image
Michael Tomaino grew up in Port Colborne, attended Notre Dame High School in Welland, and graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto in 1991. Following university, he returned to Niagara to raise a family and now resides in Port Colborne.
Michael has always had a vision for a greener future, and has been involved in environmental activism and politics for over...Read more
Cynthia Trentelman in Mississauga—LakeshoreFull resolution image
Cynthia Trentelman grew up in Clarence Creek, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Laurentian University in Sudbury, and currently lives in Waterloo with her partner of 12 years, Corey Trentelman. Having lived across the province, she considers the whole of Ontario her home.
She is committed to represent the riding in which she is running for as it is home. Cynthia’s...Read more
Dan Turcotte in Don Valley EastFull resolution image
Dan Turcotte is a director, strategist and executive producer. He is the owner and operator of Pet Shop Productions, an award-winning strategy and content production company that focuses on ethical work to entertain and educate Canadians.
Dan, with Pet Shop, has worked in the education sector, politics, public infrastructure, healthcare and financial education. His work has been...Read more
David Urquhart in Hamilton MountainFull resolution image
Retired from a leadership role in the Hamilton steel industry, David Urquhart is a father and grandfather who is a lifelong resident of Hamilton Mountain. He hopes to use the leadership skills he learned during his career and his management studies at McMaster University to create a more sustainable and equitable political environment.
Dave deeply cherishes the time he spent raising...Read more
Danielle Valiquette in Bruce—Grey—Owen SoundFull resolution image
Danielle Valiquette is an active member of her community, and regularly volunteers at the local elementary school, including with the nutrition program. She is the Grey Highlands Councillor responsible for the environment portfolio, and sits on the Library Board and the Community Development Advisory Committee.
Danielle’s first taste for activism came at age 13, when she...Read more
Avery Velez in Scarborough NorthFull resolution image
Avery Velez is Qalipu Mi’kmaq from Taqamkuk, Mi’kmaq territory on the west coast of Newfoundland. Avery is committed to all six pillars of the Green Party and is particularly devoted to fighting for equity, environmental justice, Indigenous rights, and healthy communities.
Avery has a degree in International Development and Globalization from the University of Ottawa, and...Read more
Mark Vercouteren in Chatham—Kent—LeamingtonFull resolution image
Mark Vercouteren grew up in Chatham-Kent working as a farmhand and at his family’s fruit stand in Blenheim. These experiences have instilled in him a deep respect for the role farmers play in bolstering Canada’s communities and economy. He is dedicated to supporting our farmers as they face an increasingly complex global market and the instability being brought about by climate...Read more
Sharolyn Vettese in WillowdaleFull resolution image
Sharolyn Vettese recognizes the urgency of the climate crisis and is devoting her campaign to sharing that message. Sharolyn knows that the climate crisis affects all Canadians but she also knows that we have the technology, knowledge, and expertise to adapt, mitigate, and transition to a sustainable low-carbon economy. We only need leadership. Without leadership, floods, wildfires, droughts,...Read more
Nicki Ward in York South—WestonFull resolution image
Nichola “Nicki” Ward was born in London, England, to parents who had escaped the poverty and class restrictions of their hometowns to come to make a better life. They succeeded, but never forgot their roots, remaining extremely active in politics, particularly in the areas of social justice and community. Indeed, Nicki’s mother, Anne, continues to be extremely active in U.K....Read more
Sari Watson in Hastings—Lennox and AddingtonFull resolution image
Sari Watson is a business owner and newly elected Municipal Councillor in her hometown of Stirling-Rawdon. Borne from a deep love and respect for the natural world, Sari understands the delicate relationship between society, the environment, business and economics, and pursued a bachelor’s degree from the University of Waterloo in the Environment, Resources, and Sustainability program....Read more
David Weber in Kitchener South—HespelerFull resolution image
David Weber lives in Kitchener's Doon community near the area his Mennonite ancestors farmed. David studied Law and Security at Conestoga College, graduating in 1988 to begin thirty years of honorable police service within his community.
Having a strong sense of justice and becoming a disenfranchised conservative voter, David observed the “big three” parties all to be...Read more
Nicholas Wendler in Huron—BruceFull resolution image
Nicholas Wendler holds a Master of Arts in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Development Studies from the University of Waterloo. Prior to moving away for school, he spent his youth living in the Huron-Bruce town of Goderich. He loves the small town, local community feel of support never being far away.
Nicholas lives...Read more
Jeff Wheeldon in Northumberland—Peterborough SouthFull resolution image
Jeff Wheeldon works as a realtor in Brighton, Ontario, where he lives with his wife and two sons. He strongly shares the values of the Global Greens Charter, especially the values of sustainability, social justice and nonviolence, which also connect with his church background and fuel his efforts to build healthy communities.
Jeff holds a Master of Arts degree, and has a broad work...Read more
Stefan Wiesen in Dufferin—CaledonFull resolution image
Stefan Wiesen co-owns a socially conscious marketing company and aims to empower leaders and strengthen communities. This mandate of empowerment and community also guides Stefan in his role as a husband of 35 years, a father, grandfather and long-time resident of Dufferin-Caledon.
Born, raised and educated in Germany, Stefan was a very active member of the Youth Organisation of the...Read more
Christopher Williams in Markham—ThornhillFull resolution image
Christopher Williams is an award-winning teacher and Head of Personalized Alternative Education at Milliken Mills High School in Markham. His 27 year career in public education was preceded by memberships in both the Carpenters’ and Labourers’ Unions. His eclectic experiences in the trades in combination with his passion for lifelong learning have helped shape him into a unique...Read more
Gareth Williams in BurlingtonFull resolution image
Gareth Williams is a proud 20+-year resident of Burlington who currently lives in the Brant Hills neighbourhood with his wife. He has a strong record of community involvement, working alongside family, friends, and neighbours to build a safer and cleaner future for Burlington families. For over a decade, Gareth has been active with many local grassroots organizations dedicated to protecting...Read more
Rebecca Wood in York CentreFull resolution image
Rebecca Wood is fiercely passionate about social justice, the environment, and equality. She is a University of Guelph graduate, successful entrepreneur, and mother of two. Rebecca has called Toronto home for fifteen years. She is woven into the community through her collaborations with locally owned businesses, her activism to protect good local jobs, and through her connection to childcare...Read more
Kirsten Wright in WaterlooFull resolution image
Kirsten Wright grew up in Sudbury, Ontario before moving to Waterloo go to school for engineering. She and her husband fell in love with Waterloo and have called it home ever since. They are now raising two small children while Kirsten pursues her PhD in Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo.
Kirsten has a background in engineering and design, and is...