Like many Albertans, Jocelyn grew up enjoying nature, spending a great deal of her time in the forest by Fish Creek Provincial Park. She has worked as a teacher in multiple schools in Calgary, as a reference assistant and program facilitator at public libraries. Jocelyn has also volunteered in wildlife rehabilitation, and from that experience has a passion in particular for wildlife conservation. She was the Green Party of Canada’s candidate for Calgary Nose Hill in the 2019 federal election.
Sean Manners is a long-time resident and 2019 Green Party Candidate in Beaches East-York. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto in political science and environmental ethics and his Masters in environmental policy at Memorial University in Newfoundland. Sean was a researcher and author of “Canada’s Changing Climate” on the impacts of climate change on Canadian communities for the Government of Canada. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at Memorial University.
Michelle is a franco-ontarian who worked in social services for over 15 years, notably in mental health and with women (womyn if you like?) survivors of sexual violence. This experience fueled her social inequity activism , particularly for women’s rights. Today, she is a self-employed Register Psychotherapist which allows her a better work-family-civic engagement balance as a single mom of a 6 year old.
A member of the Green Party of Canada since 2007, James has invested most of his volunteer energies over the past decade helping with local campaigns. He has volunteered with more than a dozen election campaigns. One of these campaigns was his own, when James served as the Green Party of Ontario (GPO) candidate in Ottawa South in 2011, losing to former Premier Dalton McGuinty. James also served as one of the Eastern Ontario representatives on the GPO Provincial Executive (PE) from 2017-2019. His time on PE coincided with the historic 2018 election campaign of Mike Schreiner, MPP for Guelph, the first Green elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.
James occasionally makes public presentations on behalf of the Climate Reality Project Canada, having been trained by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore during the 2015 Pan-Am Games summit in Toronto. He invests locally in green energy as a member of both the Ottawa Renewable Energy Cooperative (OREC) and its sister co-op for energy efficiency retrofits, CoEnergy. An active member of Toastmasters International, James has also volunteered with Ecology Ottawa, Ottawa Riverkeeper, Share the Road, Soup Sisters/Broth Brothers, SouthEnd Minor Hockey, and the Ottawa Internationals Soccer Club.
Originally from Manitoba, James earned his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Toronto in 1998, specializing in laser physics. Since then he has worked in hi-tech, moving from Waterloo to Ottawa in 2000, and gradually shifting from R&D to product management. He and his wife have two adult sons.
Max Chapman was the 2019 Green Party of Canada Candidate for Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing and has lived on Manitoulin Island his whole life. He grew up in Little Current and spent much of his childhood outside fishing, camping, and exploring the natural world of our riding. He is a student in political studies at Queen’s University in Kingston. Max has been an environmental activist and a proponent of conservation and has worked for the YMCA of Northeastern Ontario as a wilderness guide and educator. Max believes that exposing youth to the natural world is a vital part of building a greater understanding of how we can protect our environment.
In 2019, Oriana ran as a candidate in two elections - municipal and federal. Oriana is a proven communicator who applies more than a decade of experience to her social activism and civic engagement efforts in Canada and internationally.
Oriana focuses on the ability of community members from all walks of life to come together to cultivate economic growth, improve social conditions and put in place more sustainable processes that honor our natural world.
Victoria first started volunteering with the GPC back in 2017 after completing her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, when she became the CEO of the Hamilton East – Stoney Creek EDA, and soon after became the CEO for Hamilton West – Ancaster – Dundas, her home riding. Victoria recently completed her Master of Arts degree in International Relations, where she was committed to growing the Green Party base, co-creating the McMaster Young Greens. Victoria also recently ran as a candidate for the Green Party in HWAD during the 43rd federal election, doubling the vote hitting 7.4% at 4775 green votes.
Tim Grant is passionate about building a world in which social/eco-justice is front and centre. He lives in downtown Toronto in the riding of University-Rosedale. He was the riding’s federal Green candidate in 2019 and the Green Party of Ontario candidate in the last 3 provincial elections. He serves as the federal party’s critic for Urban Affairs and Housing, and provincial party’s Transportation critic. Over the years, Tim has initiated more than 20 community projects within the riding, most of them while serving as a board member and the Chair of the Harbord Village Residents’ Association. In his professional life, he taught high school for 13 years opposite the Pickering nuclear power plant. Since then, he was the editor and is now the publisher of Green Teacher magazine. During that time, he co-edited 10 books and hosted 85 webinars on a wide variety of environmental education topics.
Rebecca Wood is fiercely passionate about social justice, the environment and issues of equality. She is a University of Guelph graduate, successful entrepreneur, and mother of two. She conceptualized and launched Rebecca Wood Photography and has volunteered at Ryerson Community School assisting new immigrant students. Rebecca Wood has worked alongside her community members actively voicing opposition to keep Smart Centres out of Leslieville and volunteering her time as a photographer to various grassroots inclusivity projects such as Dresscode Project and Get In Project.