Job: GreenJobs BC – Campaigner

Campaigner: 3 days a week, January to May, 2013 – $25/hour

Green Jobs BC is seeking an experienced campaigner to work on an
exciting new initiative, based in Vancouver. Working closely with the
GreenJobs BC Coordinator and Steering Committee, the Campaigner will
plan and manage a campaign that calls on a diverse range of
organizations representing sectors across the province to endorse the
GreenJobs BC Open Letter & Call for a Bold Green Jobs Plan for BC.
Candidates should have an understanding of BC’s environmental issues
and labour sector. You are an outgoing person and engaging
communicator, and you find green collar jobs inspiring.

GreenJobsBC exists to strengthen communication and cooperation between
labour and environmental organizations, in order to advance economic
and environmental initiatives that: provide good green jobs; are
socially equitable; are ecologically responsible; and, result in the
reduction of GHG emissions.
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Best of Saskatoon

Melissa Gan (NU Sask Year 2), Ellen Quigley (NU Sask Friend & Advisory Member) and Karen Rooney (NU Sask Year 1) were voted the best three young activists of the year by folks in Saskatoon.


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Melissa’s work has not gone unnoticed by readers: it includes Room For Improvement Youth Development Inc. (disadvantaged youth at home and abroad), We Are Many (environmental justice) and Next Up (youth leadership). We’re also still thankful to Ellen Quigley, kick-starter of WAM, and Karen Rooney, Ward 8 candidate, contributor to Next Up and delegate to the 2012 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Generation Now – 2012 David Lewis Lecture

On October 4, 2012, The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Ontario presented the 2012 David Lewis Lecture:

Generation Now: Four emerging voices on the
Canadian political landscape

Emma Pullman (NUBC5), freelance writer, campaigner with and research director with, was one of the presenters of the night – along with:

Brigette dePape, writer and activist also known as the “rogue page” who stood in protest in the Canadian Senate chambers

Ben Powless, Mohawk citizen from Six Nations, co-founder of the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition and organizer with Defenders of the Land

Jamie Biggar, founding executive director of who coordinates national campaigns designed to get more Canadians engaged in their own democracy’


Photo by Ben Powless

In the news:

David Lewis Lecture spotlights four young Canadians actively changing our politicsToronto Star