Emerald Gibson

Federal Council - New Brunswick


A community-minded and environmental-protective person. I believe in supporting grassroots organizations where I live to preserve the environment, history, and future. I believe there should be a Federal Environment program the provinces should be asked to implement and preserve the environment.

Recycling programs vary from city to city. even province to province. Some have you separate cans, plastic, and paper along with your wet garbage for composting, others do the bare minimum. This needs to change to protect our future. National business-like should ensure their recyclable items and plastic lids do not go to the landfill and are properly recycled. But each night they go in the trash, grocery stores should send them to a compost program for rotten vegetables so they can turn them
into something useful.

I am one of the founding members and founding Chair of the Canadian Positive People Network Inc. and have served as Treasurer. I serve the CPPN and its member’s interests in Atlantic Canada and Nationally. I reside in New Brunswick, where I have lived for the past 31 years; I was born and raised in Nova Scotia.

I reside currently in the riding of New Brunswick - Southwest (NBSW)and currently serve as the Financial Agent of four EDAs in the province. Besides NBSW, I am the Financial Agent for Funday
Royal, Saint John Rothesay, and Tobique Mactaquac. I currently serve as Vice-President (Non-Voting Director) of the Green Party Fund of Canada. I serve as Provincial Secretary for New Brunswick Green Party in 2020.

I have lived with HIV for 38 years and have been involved with many HIV/AIDS organizations. Recently Including Past Canadian Co-Chair and Atlantic Regional Board Member of the Global Network of Persons Living with HIV/AIDS North America. I also attended the “Positive Leadership Development Institute” in Moncton New Brunswick.

I have served on the Board and/or Executive Committees of AIDS New Brunswick, Canadian Treatment Action Council (CTAC), and Realize, formerly CHWGR. I am an HIV Advocate, of the word of U=U, and a sounding board for those who are newly diagnosed.

I have an interest in JEDI and Governance.