Natalie Odd

Federal Council - Alberta

I have been a candidate for the Green Party of Canada (GPC) in Calgary in 3 federal elections from 2008-2019. In 2019 my campaign achieved the best GPC campaign result in the prairie provinces. This can be attributed largely to a skilled and dedicated campaign team. I have extensive campaign experience as a candidate and as a volunteer coordinator in a large 2012 by-election campaign.

I hold an M.A. in Environment & Management and am the Executive Director of the Alberta Environmental Network (AEN), comprised of 60 organizations. I have worked in the nonprofit sector for over 20 years and have rebuilt two organizations. I know how to optimize resources, redesign programs and build strong teams and relationships.

In the past year AEN has co-led the successful grassroots Defend Alberta Parks campaign, the Alberta Beyond Coal Campaign and Drawdown Alberta, a climate-solutions movement based on Project Drawdown. These campaigns are highly strategic, use effective communications and engage volunteers who have never previously taken part in a campaign.

Over the past 13 years I have researched, learned and widely promoted Green policies. I have done this door knocking thousands of doors and taking part in numerous debates and discussions. I strongly support Green values and principles. I would like to join the GPC Federal Council to use my knowledge, experience and skills to help strengthen and grow the GPC. I would also welcome the opportunity to support the GPC as a conduit for ideas and suggestions from Alberta members.