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Annamie Paul is the Leader of the Green Party of Canada.
Annamie is an inaugural Action Canada Fellow, an Echoing Green Fellow for social entrepreneurship alumni, and a recipient of the Black Business and Professional Association Harry Jerome Award. She is also a Barrister and Solicitor (Law Society of Ontario) and holds a Master of Public Affairs from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa. Annamie was born and raised in Toronto and speaks English, French, Catalan and Spanish.
In her professional pursuits, Annamie has been a social entrepreneur and a 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. Many of these CCPL trainees are now serving their communities in elected roles. Annamie also co-founded and co-directed the Barcelona International Public Policy Hub (BIPP HUB), an innovation hub that supports international NGOs that work on global challenges.
Additionally, Annamie has more than 15 years of experience in international affairs and external relations, including working as the Brussels/EU Director for Crisis Action which is a leading conflict prevention NGO. She also served as an Advisor in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court. Lastly, she has worked as a Political Officer in Canada’s Mission to the European Union, where she was responsible for portfolios on human rights, development, and conflict prevention.
In terms of community engagement and volunteerism, Annamie serves and advises on a number of Boards of non-governmental organisations, including: Climate Infrastructure Partnership (CLIP), Higher Education Alliance for Refugees (HEAR), Institute for Integrated Transitions (IFIT), as well as, Operation Black Vote Canada (OBVC). Annamie has equally been a member of the Steering Committee for Equal Voice Canada and has published articles, policy papers, and opinion pieces on social inclusion and representation in Canadian politics.