The Young Greens of Canada
“The Young Greens promote the core principles of green politics, help young Canadians become more active and effective within the Green Party of Canada, network Green campus and city-wide clubs, and help shape the policy and strategy of the Green Party of Canada.
— Young Greens Constitution
WHAT WE DO
The Young Greens of Canada are supported by the Young Greens Council - comprised of six members elected each year by the membership. The Council is responsible for the growth and continued success of the Young Greens of Canada, and serves all members of the Green Party of Canada under the age of 30.
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.
muna ashraf: finance chair
Hello YG's! As Finance Chair Muna will bring her project management and experience as part of different student bodies to this position. Her vision for the YG's is for it to empower young people in being a platform that supports not only one another, but others as well to expand and grow.
She graduated from h University of Ottawa with an Honours ith Specialization in Political Science. working at a Project Management firm has given her the financial metric tools to succeed as Finance Chair. Furthermore, she's young and conscious and with her political + financial background and her strong interest in healthy living, she hopes to bridge them together and undoubtedly put forth her best to serve you as Finance Chair. She believes we can succeed through community building and awareness, increasing opportunities and presence, and giving support to all current and future YG's.
Sabine Moller: Campaigns and
external affairs chair
Sabine Moller is pleased to be joining the Young Greens Council for the first time as Campaigns and External Affairs Chair. Sabine has been involved in Green politics for two years having worked on the 2015 Federal Election and the 2017 Provincial Election in B.C. and has taken on the position of Campaign Manager for fellow Councillor Cherie Wong's upcoming Ontario Provincial Campaign.
She is currently in her first year at the University of Ottawa studying Political Science and History but she is originally from Victoria B.C.
Sabine is delighted to be working with the YGC as Campaigns and External Affairs Chair as her goal is to work coast to coast to bring together and engage young people in politics. Sabine looks forward to working with campus clubs and the Green Party of Canada to create a larger Green network.
Jeremy Leite: policy chair
Jeremy Leite is joining the Young Greens Council as Policy Chair partway through the term. He is in his third year of studies in Public Administration at the University of Ottawa, and works at Public Services and Procurement.
In addition to YGC, Jeremy is currently serving as Co-President of the uOttawa Greens and the Youth Coordinator for the Ottawa-Vanier Electoral District Association and Constituency Association, as well as volunteering in Elizabeth May's Parliament Hill office.
Through YGC, he is keen to expand his contribution to the party by developing and promoting youth-oriented policies.