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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 and public schools for her children.
Rebecca earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Art History from the University of Guelph, graduating with distinction. In 2005, she conceptualized and launched Rebecca Wood Photography which quickly led to international recognition through featured publications in Martha Stewart Weddings, The Globe & Mail, and Toronto Life.
From a young age, Wood's most beloved place has been deep in the Canadian landscape. Rebecca worked as an outdoors counsellor in her youth and taught aquatics and arts programs to children in Canada and the United States, most memorably in remote northern Ontario communities. After graduating in 2002, she moved to Toronto's Trinity–Spadina neighbourhood. While working at Visual Arts Ontario, the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, and waiting tables, she found time to volunteer at Ryerson Community School assisting newly arrived immigrant students.
Rebecca has worked alongside her community to keep SmartCentres out of Leslieville and volunteers her time as a photographer for various grassroots inclusivity projects such as Dresscode Project and Limb Difference.
As the Green Party candidate, Rebecca brings a passionate and bold voice for social justice, climate change, and gender equality, with a commitment to creating a safe space for all.