Our Vision

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.

Activists Block Tar Sands Oil Pipes in the Port of Montreal
Boreal Forest in Alberta
Cooks River Clean Up in Sydney

Executive Director

Christy Ferguson

Christy Ferguson

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.

Greenpeace Canada Board of Directors

Anna Crawford, Co-Chair

Anna Crawford, Co-Chair

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, Co-Chair

Brigid Rowan, Co-Chair

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.

Frans Blom, Treasurer

Frans Blom, Treasurer

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.

Ian Capstick, Board Member

Ian Capstick, Board Member

Ian Capstick is a social entrepreneur, political strategist and storyteller. His early career in politics allowed him to travel the country extensively, learning to listen to folks and work step by step to solve problems. After founding his first company, he spent eight seasons as a contributor to CBC’s flagship political program Power " Politics. Outside of politics, he has managed communications for top Canadian corporations, major unions and well known Canadians and media-figures. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania’s Centre for Social Impact Strategy (2017), Ian returned to the program as a Teaching Fellow (2018-2020).

Diego Creimer, Board Member

Diego Creimer, Board Member

Diego Creimer is in charge of Public Affairs and Communications at the David Suzuki Foundation in Québec. Diego has worked in the field of communications for more than 20 years in a range of specialities including script writing, film production, journalism and media relations. As a journalist for CBC / Radio Canada International he worked in science popularization related to climate change, biodiversity loss, systemic pesticides and divestment. His published works in Canada include five anthologies of short stories and a collection of essays on the ecological transition, Demain le Québec, published in 2018 by La Presse. Diego lives with his family in Montréal.

Kevin Freedman, Board Member

Kevin Freedman, Board Member

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.

Meriko Kubota, Board Member

Meriko Kubota, Board Member

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.

Kimberly Yetman Dawson, Board Member

Kimberly Yetman Dawson, Board Member

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.

Ginger Gosnell-Myers, Board Member

Ginger Gosnell-Myers, Board Member

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.

 

History and Successes

In 1971, our founders set sail to an island in the Arctic. Their mission? To stop a nuclear bomb. It was a journey that would spark a movement and make history.

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Our Values

Greenpeace uses non-violent creative action to pave the way towards a greener, more peaceful world, and to confront the systems that threaten our environment.

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