Tania Orton is the Green Party of Canada candidate for Oakville. She is a Canadian Citizen born in Brazil. She is an architect by profession, and has taught in Indonesia, Sudan, Ethiopia, and China.
Tania graduated from the Universidade Federal Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil in 1973 with a degree in architecture. She worked as an architect while living in Montreal where she also worked as writer/researcher and on-air news reader for Radio Canada International, the international short-wave service of the CBC.
Tania has volunteered with the Red Cross helping refugees and victims of torture, and with Halton Regional Police Victims’ Services. She has served as Director and Treasurer of the Joshua Creek Ratepayer's Association in Oakville, and as Executive Director of the Oakville Provincial Liberal Riding Association. Additionally, Tania is a member of the environmental watchdog group, Oakvillegreen, and founder of Gardens Off Drugs, an Oakville-based group dedicated to raising public awareness of the dangers of pesticide use.
Tania's husband, Mark, is a Senior Hydrologist with AMEC Earth and Environmental. They have two children, Sarah, in her third year at the University of Guelph studying wildlife biology, and Jonathan, in his fourth year studying theatre arts at the University of Waterloo.
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