Cherie wONG: co-cHAIR
Cherie Wong is a returning councillor for her second term as the Co-Chair of the Young Greens of Canada. Within the party, Cherie headed the YGC's structural reform with last year's constitutional and bylaws reform. She advocated for youth engagement and inclusive policies within and outside the party, in attempt to bridge the gap between marginalized groups and the Canadian political field. Cherie is a passionate youth that will continue to dedicate herself into Canadian politics and the Global Green movement.
Ian soUTAR: co-cHAIR
This is Ian’s second year on the Young Greens of Canada Council, though he was appointed to the same position in the latter half of the past term. He was previously elected for the council’s communications position. Ian is deeply involved with Green politics, having run in the BC elections, serving as CEO to the Port Moody – Coquitlam EDA, and Finance Chair for the Global Young Greens, a position he was elected to at Global Greens Congress in Liverpool. A youth advocate, Ian is also president of his local Rotaract Club and a core volunteer for the MPowerment Fraser program of YouthCO. He is fluent in French, Spanish and Portuguese and is self employed at Green Designs Landscaping.
Caryn bERGMANN: coMMUNICATIONS cHAIR
Caryn Bergmann is quite new to the political scene, but has recently been swept up in the Green wave! In April 2017, she was the federal candidate for the Markham-Thornhill by-election, and was truly bit by the democracy bug! She really learned why it is important to get involved in politics, and even more so why young people need to voice their concerns. That's why she made the decision to get involved with the Young Greens.
Caryn has a background in accounting, green business, and childcare. She lives in Thornhill, Ontario, and loves yoga and the great outdoors! She is honoured to be the 2017-18 Communications Chair, and is excited to continue spreading the Green message to youth across the country