Green Party of Vancouver

Organization Type: Advocacy, Law & Politics
Address: 403 – 207 HASTINGS ST W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1H7

The Green Party of Vancouver was founded in 1984, and has elected representatives to School Board, Park Board and City Council.

In 2011, Adriane Carr – one of the party’s original founders – was elected as Vancouver’s first ever Green City Councillor. In 2014 she was re-elected at the top of the polls, receiving more votes than any city councillor in the history of Vancouver.

2014 also saw the Green Party of Vancouver elect the largest caucus of Greens in Canada. In addition to Councillor Adriane Carr, Stuart Mackinnon was elected for a second term on Park Board (he previously served from 2008-2011) along with rookie Green Park Board Commissioner Michael Wiebe, who became Park Board chair at the end of 2016. Stuart was appointed Park Board chair in December 2017. Janet Fraser was elected to School Board, where she held the balance of power on a split Board and served as Vice Chair until the entire Board was fired by the BC Liberal government in 2016.

More Greens were elected in 2017 by-election , with our School Board candidates winning the top three spots in a 9-seat by-election. Janet Fraser, now Chair of the VSB, returned along with two newcomers, Estrellita Gonzalez and Judy Zaichkowsky.

All of our elected Greens have one thing in common: they are appreciated by Vancouverites who value the principled leadership and creativity they bring to their elected bodies, their strong democratic principles, and their readiness to listen to what citizens have to say and then to be a voice for them at the decision-making table.

Together, the Green Party of Vancouver team is your independent voice on Council, Park Board and School Board. We bring the fresh collaborative leadership that we need in order to build a better Vancouver, together.

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To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children, to earn the approbation of honest critics; to appreciate beauty; to give of one’s self, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived–that is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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