Andrea Goldsmith is a community builder, organizer and facilitator. An elected Councillor in the Town of Gibsons, Andrea is running for federal Parliament to promote a vision of ecological sustainability, social compassion, and economic responsibility for Canada. Andrea believes in politics as "the art of the possible," and in the political arts of consultation, communication, and compromise. She brings a breath of fresh air to a political system desperately needing resuscitation.
Age 36, Andrea has worked professionally in the corporate and non-profit sectors, has volunteered extensively, and is a patron of the arts. In touch with youth culture, she bridges the generations with ease and fluidity. One of Andrea’s highest priorities is to address the cynicism of youth and disenfranchised Canadians, and to reengage them in our political democracy.
Andrea has recently been named a member of the Green Party of Canada "shadow cabinet" for Municipal Affairs. She is single, has no children, and is bilingual.
Andrea reminds everyone who cares about a balanced future that your vote translates directly into funding for political parties in between elections, so… every vote counts, and it’s time to vote your conscience.
Andrea’s personal highlights include:
Elected Councillor, Town of Gibsons
Chair, Community Services Committee, Town of Gibsons
Member, Gibsons Council Standing Committees: Corporate Services, Planning,
Parks & Infrastructure
Council Liaison, Town of Gibsons Heritage Advisory Committee
Council Liaison, Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives Society
Public member and Council liaison, Gibsons Official Community Plan Review
Select Committee; advocate for Smart Growth
Founding Director, Gibsons Residents Association (GRAss)
Founding Director, Foundation for International Literacy and Learning (FILL)
Worked as Campaigner, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS)
Worked as a professional for KPMG Peat Marwick Consulting
Held an internship at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Masters degree in Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University (Halifax)
Bachelor of Arts, Vassar College (New York)
Contact number: 604-886-9369