Why Natalie

I’m deeply invested in our community.

I have lived in Calgary since I was a child and attended all levels of schooling in Calgary Confederation. We live and volunteer and our two young sons now attend school in Calgary Confederation.

 

I can speak for my constituents.

The Green Party of Canada does not whip votes – setting us apart from the other 3 main parties. As a Green Party MP I can speak for my constituents without pressure to conform to a party line.

 

I’m fiscally responsible.

In 2003 I was hired as the Executive Director at a nonprofit organisation that was in debt and had no staff. With my brilliant colleagues, in a few years we turned the organisation into an award-winning, stable, thriving social entreprise that employed ten staff.

 

I have a very strong work ethic.

I’m a working mother who volunteers in her community. I have had a job, or two, since I was 14 years old. For 25 years I have worked, studied and volunteered in the areas of environment and human rights. I completed my Masters in Environment and Management while working at a consulting company and volunteering overseas and I co-founded a citizens’ education advocacy group. 

About Natalie

I’ve called Calgary home for most of my life. I attended the University of Calgary and am raising my family here in the riding of Calgary Confederation. After working in the government and for small businesses, I have spent my career in the voluntary sector. I am currently the director of an Alberta-wide organization.

My job is to build relationships and coach teams to tackle complex problems. I’m a facilitator, a strategist, a researcher and a coordinator, and I’m accustomed to delivering results with tight budgets. I hold an MA in Environment & Management, and it is my goal to find solutions that work for people and the environment.

I’ve long been an advocate for human rights, education and poverty reduction including development work in South America. In my community, I have the pleasure of coaching youth sports.  

I ran for the Green Party of Canada in 2008 and 2015. I have spoken to thousands of my neighbours at their doorsteps and in their communities. This election is a critical opportunity for the prosperity, sustainability and health of our country – together we can move forward.

We need energized, modern-thinking representatives for our city and country to thrive. I will bring fresh energy and ideas for cost-effective solutions that will deliver results and benefit Canadians, our economy and the environment.