Raheem fights to get people to participate in the political process, encourages reading, and volunteers with social organisations. Annamie Paul holds a bachelor of laws from the University of Ottawa, and a masters in public affairs from Princeton University. Being francophone, Cynthia was also able to connect with French speaking individuals in her riding who are often forgotten. Une avocate torontoise a été élue cheffe du Parti vert du Canada le 3 octobre. (Courtesy of Paul) Date of birth: Nov. 3, 1972. Originally from Manitoba, James earned his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Toronto in 1998, specializing in laser physics. He grew up in Little Current and spent much of his childhood outside fishing, camping, and exploring the natural world of our riding. A graduate from the University of Calgary in Biomedical Sciences, he will be attending law school starting Fall 2020. Everyone Young Greens Former Candidates. He is fluent in English, French, Spanish, and Catalan. Jessica spent her early life as a fierce and driven competitor. Etta is 8 months old and participates in various campaign planning. Jane has been an organizational development consultant with public interest organizations, particularly women-dominated workplaces. Matthew debated competitively at the international level and has a lengthy record of community building and activism. To Kayne, the most important thing is ensuring that the disenfranchised, those who cannot afford rent, those who are struggling to find jobs in this current economy, those who fear for our economic future, are recognized, heard and helped. Since then, Jordan has managed Green campaigns and worked and volunteered in Green parties at the federal, provincial and municipal levels, from coast to coast. Uniting the party and pushing Green policies on the pandemic and climate change are high on her agenda, but her first order of business is the Toronto Centre byelection scheduled for Oct. 26. 17. She attended University on a full athletic soccer scholarship, achieving a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. Velma Morgan has experience creating and implementing policies and programs, including the Pan/Para Pan American Games, the Ontario Immigration Act and Ontario Black History Month. 19. He is currently an active member of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) and he enjoys writing about equitable healthcare, climate justice, and effective altruism in his spare time. Annamie Paul is the first Black woman to lead a major political party in Canada. Annamie Paul is trying to make Canadian Jewish history. Paul started her involvement with politics early, working as a page in the Ontario Legislature at age 12, and later as a page at the Canadian Senate, and as an Ontario Legislature intern for the Progressive Conservatives and the Liberals in 1996. During that time, he co-edited 10 books and hosted 85 webinars on a wide variety of environmental education topics. Electing me is a chance to change and is an intentional signal by our members that this is a priority for our party and the country. Social media is an unfortunate enabler of this hate. #GrowingUpCaribbean Parents: "get the ting from the ting" *gets mad when theres too many tings to know which ting is really the ting* 07:56 PM - … Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Photo: BIPP Hub. I have also learned that there is still a great deal of racism, sexism and anti-semitism in politics, much of it unchecked. Phil began volunteering with the Green Party back in 2001, as a Financial Agent for the Saanich South Constituency Association. After AOC (USA congress woman) won a seat, Cynthia's friend encouraged her to run herself. She talks to Steve Paikin about why she has thrown her hat into the ring in the bid to replace Elizabeth May. Ngozi Paul. Sabrina Hasham is an information technology consultant with clients in health care and financial services. #GrowingUpCaribbean Parents: "get the ting from the ting" *gets mad when theres too many tings to know which ting is really the ting* 07:56 PM - 15 Jul 2015. Sarah works hard to incorporate environmental and indigenous education in the courses that she teaches, and support students in developing their knowledge, critical thinking and research skills in these areas. Les origines et les antécédents d’Annamie Paul. 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. He graduated from McMaster University where he studied Justice, Political Philosophy and Law and ran as a Green Party Candidate in the 2015 and 2019 federal elections. Annamie Paul, the first Black person to head a mainstream Canadian federal party, said on Monday that her victory was a sign that politics could become more inclusive. OTTAWA — Green Party of Canada members have chosen Toronto's Annamie Paul as their new leader. Darcy joined the Green Party in Sarnia in 2002, and went on to start the University of Waterloo Greens, help launch the Young Greens of Canada, support Elizabeth May's run for leader and manage an election campaign for Mike Schreiner. One of the other candidates in the Toronto-Centre by-election was Annamie Paul. From there, she became an assistant in Canada’s Senate. Paul, who is Black and Jewish, becomes the first permanent Black leader of a federal party in Canada. That may be exactly how Paul’s centrist wing of the party wants it. Since then he's been involved locally with Greens in Kitchener Centre and Waterloo Region, Guelph, Peterborough, Toronto and the GTA and wherever Greens have had a chance for a breakthrough (there have been many!) Paul, like Ien, is a second-generation immigrant whose parents came from the Caribbean. Elle a fondé une ONG vouée à encourager la participation des minorités visibles en politique. Born and raised in Edmonton Alberta, he now lives, works, and plays on the west coast with his husband and dog. Join Us at our next event December 26. She has traveled the world extensively, most notably as a global ambassador for Because I’m A Girl and the Steven Lewis Foundation. Paul is the daughter of two Caribbean parents who moved to Canada in the early 1960s. Share in … Over the weekend, Paul captured the leadership of the Green Party of Canada after a nearly year-long race to replace Elizabeth May. 9. Annamie Paul, running for the leadership of the Green Party in Canada’s upcoming race, will break records if she scores a victory. THE TIME IS NOW: Canadian and Global Recognition of the Right to a Healthy Environment. Tim Grant is passionate about building a world in which social/eco-justice is front and centre. Paul, their third, was born in 1972. 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. 16. Which superpower do you wish you had?Declined to answer.Click on the profile pictures to read their answers. When I see what our team of volunteers has been able to accomplish together, even in the midst of a pandemic, I am encouraged by what we can accomplish together on greater challenges like the climate emergency and completing our social safety net. In 2019, Oriana ran as a candidate in two elections - municipal and federal. He and his wife have two adult sons. Politics has been an interest for many years for Cynthia. Ngozi Paul is an award-winning stage and screen actress, writer, director, and producer. If so, what religion/denomination do … As someone who has created two socially innovative orgnisations, in Canada and abroad, and thanks to my training in public and international affairs at Princeton, I am very comfortable generating and nurturing innovative ideas. We were the only party talking about universal post-secondary education and we have company on that now, too. Phil volunteered as an Office Manager for the Campaigns to Elect Adriane Carr, Surrey-Panama Ridge and Powell River Sunshine Coast, which focused on managing volunteers for canvassing and literature drops as well as running the GOTV initiative. Phil began volunteering with the Green Party of Canada in 2004 as a South Island Organizer, focusing on regional organizing and the Campaign to elect Elizabeth May. By Greg Sorbara Contributors Zanana Akande Hugh Segal. Hannah is currently the young greens co-chair for Ontario and a member of the Davenport EDA executives. Paul remains steadfast in her mission to produce innovative, evocative, and compelling content that showcases the diversity of human experience. Born and raised in Toronto to pan-African parents from the Caribbean islands, her upbringing created the foundation for her work as a social and cultural innovator. Judaism is a civilisation, not simply a religion. Annamie Paul. 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. What makes you happy?Declined to answer. Ena met Paul’s father, Peter — who came to Canada from the Dominica— in Toronto, and they had four children. Children?Married. Annamie Paul: Vying to Lead the Federal Greens The Agenda with Steve Paikin. In his professional life, he taught high school for 13 years opposite the Pickering nuclear power plant. Annamie Paul. He has always made an effort to be active in helping different communities from impoverished children in Colombia, to immigrant families in Barcelona. JUNE 18, 2020 03:28. Nick has been involved with the Green Party since he joined the 2019 federal election campaign in Victoria. In that respect, I am well-suited to represent the Green Party at this phase in the life of the party because: A) The Green Party of Canada struggles with diversity and this is a barrier to greater political success for us. In his spare time he has also helped greens and other allies running at the municipal level. Reply Retweet Favorite. Tea or coffee? POINT DE VUE / Les verts viennent de choisir Annamie Paul comme successeure à Elizabeth May. Annamie Paul at her Toronto home in 2010. He approaches politics as a creative and collaborative process that must engage citizens at the local level. Ngozi Paul is an award-winning stage and screen actress, writer, director, and producer. Most recently, her play The Emancipation of Ms. Lovely—which she penned and in which she starred—was nominated for six Dora awards and won Outstanding New Play. What is your most marked characteristic?Declined to answer. Share in Facebook. Darcy Higgins is a Master community builder creating social resilience in the face of climate change. Over the weekend, Paul captured the leadership of the Green Party of Canada after a nearly year-long race to replace Elizabeth May. Adrian Currie joined the Green Party in 2009, and, since then, has worked on every GPO & GPC campaign in the riding of St. Paul's in Toronto. Beer or wine?Declined to answer. Our members are concerned about how Canada can emerge more resilient from the pandemic, by completing our social safety net, addressing systemic discrimination and by accelerating our transition towards a green economy. Would you describe yourself as religious? Kiara is a Carleton University student where she helped co-found CU Greens. 21. Troy is a second-year Political Science student at the University of Victoria. 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. The mainstream media largely ignores the Green Party. Lyndsey is a new but passionate member of the Green Party, having joined just prior to the 2019 election. 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. By ILANA BELFER TORONTO (JTA) — Annamie Paul will break new ground if she wins the Green Party of Canada’s upcoming leadership race: She would be the first Black Jewish … Matthew has been a member of the Green Party since 2004 and has served in various capacities at the local, provincial, and federal level. She holds a HBA in Drama, Theatre and Performance from the University of Toronto, a Graduate Certificate in Creative Book Publishing from Humber, two Certificates in DJ and Beatmaking and in Graphic Design and Web Development at UforChange and is an Arts Educator at Soulpepper Theatre. She was able to increase her votes to 10% in the subdivisions of her riding in which she canvassed and increased the overall results for the GPC on election day. I have extensive international experience, as a former diplomat and director and innovator in the NGO world, and understand how to work collaboratively within multilaterals, the global Green movement and with civil society to tackle those challenges. Most of importantly, she is a painter! Coronavirus: Green Leader Annamie Paul calls on government for national task force November 16, 2020, 10:46 a.m. Green Party Leader Annamie Paul on Monday called on the federal government to put together a national task force of scientists to create a coordinated response to COVID-19, saying the national health emergency requires a national response. 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. Why do you think the party failed to win more seats in the last electionStrategic voting. She attended high school at Toronto's Runnymede Collegiate Institute and holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa and a Master in Public Affairs from Princeton University. She is Head of Development at Emancipation Arts an award-winning multi-platform production company committed to bringing grassroots stories to the world stage. That is just, sustainable and recognises the finite resources of our planet. Supporting initiatives that aim to create a positive change has always been important to Breezy. What is your greatest fear?Declined to answer. Jessica is passionate about creating a Canada that is equitable for all. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? The Greens are often where disaffected Liberals who care about the environment temporarily park their vote. She is an IT professional with a degree from the School of Management at Ryerson University. What is your greatest regret?Declined to answer. 15. Green Party Leader Annamie Paul reacts to the federal government's fiscal update and says that it doesn't go far enough. Joignez-vous à l'équipe . 4. James also served as one of the Eastern Ontario representatives on the GPO Provincial Executive (PE) from 2017-2019. Over the weekend, Paul captured the leadership of the Green Party of Canada after a nearly year-long race to replace Elizabeth May. Jane is a community developer and facilitator specializing in Appreciative Inquiry and Solution Focused Problem Solving. Annamie Paul, a lawyer from Toronto, was elected by members of the party on Oct. 3. During these projects and others such as sitting on the BC Greens Leaders Youth Advisory council, Sabine has had the pleasure of collaborating with young greens who are passionate about changing the world. L'équipe. ... we hope that Toronto Centre voters seriously consider Annamie Paul … She has worked as a teacher in multiple schools in Calgary, as a reference assistant and program facilitator at public libraries. Would you describe yourself as religious? C) The challenges we face are unprecedented and will require unprecedented solutions, and therefore innovation. A resident of the Gay Village in Toronto where he has lived with his partner since 2016, Adam proudly wore the colors of the Green Party in the 2018 provincial elections in his riding. Sa mère a été enseignante pendant plus de 30 ans, et sa grand-mère était aide-infirmière. Born and raised in Toronto to pan-African parents from the Caribbean islands, her upbringing created the foundation for her work as a social and cultural innovator. Matthew works with the Ontario Public Service as a Policy Advisor, and holds a Master of Public Policy (Toronto) and a Bachelor of Business Administration (Wilfrid Laurier). Jocelyn has also volunteered in wildlife rehabilitation, and from that experience has a passion in particular for wildlife conservation. During the last campaign, we were the only party talking about a guaranteed liveable income (GLI), and now all the parties are talking about that. 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Several decades of community service at the national and provincial levels – in education and church governance – currently focused on developing community gardens projects in Toronto Centre. 10. Marital status? 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. These positions include a term on the Green Party of Canada Federal Council (2007-08), the 2008 National Campaign Team, and as President of the Green Party of Ontario (2015-17). Faites un don aujourd'hui. He has been involved with the Green Party of Canada since early 2019, including in Annamie's 2019 federal campaign in Toronto Centre. 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. Christina ran as a candidate for the Green Party of Canada in the 2019 election in the Mississauga-Malton riding. 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. Annamie Paul has made history by becoming the first Black and female Jewish leader of a political party in Canada. OTTAWA—There is no such thing as “free time” in Annamie Paul’s world. Cynthia started out as a volunteer for the campaign of Mike Morris of Kitchener-Centre and her passion led her to become the Green Party of Canada's 2019 candidate for Mississauga-Lakeshore. Joignez-vous à l'équipe . LE CONTEXTE : Annamie Paul a été élue chef du Parti vert du Canada, samedi 3 octobre. La verte Annamie Paul pourrait devenir la deuxième femme noire de l’histoire à briguer la direction d’un parti fédéral au Canada. Oct. 4, 2020 – Annamie Paul has made history by becoming the first Black and female Jewish leader of a political party in Canada. Annamie Paul spoke with reporters after winning the Green Party’s leadership over the weekend. It was a free city, and a place of culture and learning. Phil worked with the Green Party of Alberta as Office Support in Campaign Headquarters, focusing on the recruitment of candidates for the next election. He has also worked on campaigns in other Toronto EDAs, including on Annamie Paul’s and Sarah Climenhaga’s in the 2019 federal campaign. Annamie Paul. He has volunteered with more than a dozen election campaigns. An avid hiker and lover of the outdoors, Troy has a dedication to preserve the natural world and a drive to address ongoing social inequalities in Canada and around the world. D) We need greater diversity at our highest levels of political leadership, such diversity is almost entirely absent. 12. Annamie Paul wants to be the first Black-Jewish leader of a Canadian party. What is your greatest extravagance?Declined to answer. She volunteered in the Toronto Centre federal campaign. He has also worked on campaigns in other Toronto EDAs, including on Annamie Paul’s and Sarah Climenhaga’s in the 2019 federal campaign. JTA Ilana Belfer. Posted: Dec 18, 2020 Éric Grenier Liberals end year with national polling lead as opposition parties struggle to gain ground Annamie Paul October 4 at 2:30 PM "To every person in Canada that has tuned out of politics because th ... ey didn't see themselves reflected, I say make your home with us." He is a student in political studies at Queen’s University in Kingston. We ran the least diverse slate of candidates in the last election. Annamie Paul (b. Most recently Phil worked on the Campaign to Elect Racelle Kooy during the last federal election as Campaign Manager, focusing on the recruitment of high level volunteers and staff as well as liaising with federal staff to achieve goals set out by the national campaign. Annamie Paul won’t be impressed by anything Trudeau has to offer. As the former President of UNICEF Carleton (and formerly Director of Finance) and past Vice-Head for Carleton’s Fall Orientation, Kiara has experience organizing and leading large, effective teams. Like many Albertans, Jocelyn grew up enjoying nature, spending a great deal of her time in the forest by Fish Creek Provincial Park. 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. Since then, he was the editor and is now the publisher of Green Teacher magazine. He is currently the Green Party of Ontario spokesperson for Francophone affairs. — Annamie Paul (@AnnamiePaul) October 4, 2020. When my mother and grandmother arrived, they took jobs as live-in domestics - the main job Black women could get at that time. Paul was born in the city of Tarsus, capital of the province of Cilicia. How did Paul's family arrive in Tarsus? She hopes to one day be able to show they were not wrong to place their faith in her, by continuing to put her energy into making Canada the country it ought to be. Max Chapman was the 2019 Green Party of Canada Candidate for Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing and has lived on Manitoulin Island his whole life. If so, what religion/denomination do you subscribe to?I am Jewish. 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. Through her roles in provincial government, she ensured that the voices of marginalized communities were reflected in policies and government’s communications. Annamie Paul hopes to pick up where Brown left off and win. Matthew has held several positions in the public sector and was a senior leader in student government and partisan politics. Sabrina holds an LLM from Osgoode Hall Law School, an MBA from McGill University and is a University of Waterloo Systems Design Engineering grad. survivors of sexual violence. 1972) was born in Toronto to parents from the Caribbean islands of Nevis and Dominica. Matei Stoian is a Family Medicine Resident training in North Vancouver where he enjoys hiking and climbing when he is post-call. Copyright © 2020 HuffPost.com, Inc. "HuffPost" is a registered trademark of HuffPost.com, Inc. All rights reserved. Published on 18.06.2020. As Chair of Operation Black Vote Canada, she is the architect of the first ever-Black Community provincial leaders’ debate, Black Women’s Political Summit and Next Generation Political Summit. In a year when politics feels very personal, new Green Party Leader Annamie Paul has stories few other politicians in this country can tell. 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