Around the globe, we are standing up with communities, and we are holding governments and corporations accountable. Whether on the streets or at the ballot box, we hold the real power when we work together.
We believe optimism is a form of courage. We believe that a billion acts of courage can spark a brighter tomorrow.
To that end we model courage, we champion courage, we share stories of courageous acts by our supporters and allies, we invite people out of their comfort zones to take courageous action with us, individually in their daily lives, and in community with others who share our commitment to a better world.
A green and peaceful future is our quest. The heroes of our story are all of us who believe that a better world is not only within reach, but being built today.
Christy has been with Greenpeace for 17 years, working her way up from her first role as a campaign assistant. She spent four years campaigning for greater forest protection, including a successful campaign to convince forestry giant Kimberly-Clark to adopt more sustainable practices, then shifted to head Greenpeace Canada’s Climate and Energy and Arctic campaigns where she oversaw Greenpeace’s work to stop destructive oil development, phase out nuclear power, and promote solutions for people and the climate. She became Director of Programs in 2014. Christy has just returned from maternity leave and her son William has given her renewed purpose to fight for our common future.
Anna is a glaciologist who completed her PhD at Carleton University in 2018. She is now a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of St Andrews, Scotland where she is investigating the retreat of Antarctic glacier systems that will have significant implications for future sea level rise. Anna joined the board in 2015 after leading volunteer campaigns and local groups in Thunder Bay and Ottawa-Gatineau.
Brigid Rowan is an energy economist with over 20 years of experience in the areas of energy and regulatory economics. She has co-authored reports and expert testimony on the most controversial oil projects in North America, including an influential and widely publicized study on the employment impacts of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Christine joined the Board in 2016 with 15 years of experience in non-profit management and citizenship engagement. A former Public Engagement Director at Oxfam-Québec, Christine has extensive expertise in the planning and implementation of public mobilization campaigns that aim to promote social justice.
Frans joined the Greenpeace Canada board in 2014 with 35 years of experience in public accounting and finance, as well as a wealth of experience in non-profit boards and audit committees. Formally retired from the financial sector, Frans remains a firm believer that Greenpeace's points of view must be heard far and wide.
Ginger, of Nisga’a and Kwakwaka’wakw heritage, is currently the City of Vancouver’s Aboriginal Relations manager whose role is in managing the emerging understandings between First Nations communities and Vancouver’s more recent inhabitants. Ginger’s ultimate goal is to advance reconciliation and promote understanding of Vancouver as unceded territory.
Kimberly brings 25 years of experience in marketing and communications to the Greenpeace Canada board. She also has 15 years of non-profit management experience, recently as the Executive Director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing and Homelessness Network and currently as Executive Director of Empower, The Disability Resource Centre in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Lynn is from the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) community of Kahnawà:ke where she has worked in the field of environmental protection for more than two decades. She is the Director of the Environment Protection Unit of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke and the Spokesperson for Kahnawà:ke Sustainable Energies. An avid gardener and beekeeper, Lynn lives in Kahnawà:ke in a passive-solar strawbale home with her husband and 3 kids.
Meriko Kubota is Principal of Social Purpose Strategies and provides consulting support to organizations in defining social purpose, change management, community engagement, corporate social responsibility, measuring social impacts, and addressing diversity, equity and inclusion. Meriko has held leadership positions in community investment at MEC (Mountain Equipment Coop), TELUS, and the Vancouver Foundation. She is passionate about supporting organizations to engage with their team members, stakeholders, and communities to create positive social and environmental change.
An instructor in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Winnipeg, Kevin has long been active in the environmental movement. His passion for governance has led him to sitting on numerous volunteer and corporate boards locally and nationally.