Angela is driven by a desire to create a more livable and indeed, more prosperous, equitable world. She is running for the Green Party in Ottawa-Centre because she thinks it is high time for bold and effective climate action. She believes the time is now for a real shift towards a low carbon economy, one that create jobs and that serve to make our society healthier and stronger.
Angela is an optimistic and energetic small-business owner. She is a gen-Xer mom, and is married with two teenage kids. She has lived in Ottawa-Centre, on unceded Algonquin territory, for twenty-five years.
Angela has a diverse work and life experience. She is a trained economist (M.A. Economics, Carleton ’94), and has lived and worked in BC, Ontario, Quebec, Indonesia and Germany. She has worked in the non-profit sector, the service economy, and the private sector as an economic consultant, manager, and business owner. Angela also has 15 years experience working for the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). She has represented Canada many times, both overseas and at United Nations conferences.
She now runs an eco-friendly Bed & Breakfast (Angela’s B&B) that demonstrates a lower carbon footprint and living more lightly. She sits on the boards of the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative, and CoEnergy Co-operative.
She believes in local action, taking responsibility and creating the world we want to live in. She is a co-founder and organizer of Ottawa Centre Refugee Action (a grassroots community organization which sponsored 37 new arrivals to Ottawa at the time of the Syrian refugee crisis). She led the Glashan Schoolyard Greening Project when her kids were in middle school, and now co-chairs the network Community Associations for Environmental Sustainability (CAFES) as well as the Environment Committee of the Glebe Community Association.
At the municipal level she has been an effective advocate for climate responsibility, budgetary and strategic priorities for term of council, protection of the urban forest and complete streets. She is a longstanding volunteer with Ecology Ottawa and has received multiple awards recognizing her progressive community leadership.
Angela is inspired by Greta Thunberg, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jane Goodall, and Nelson Mandela. Learn more about why Angela is running for the Green Party here.