Anna Keenan is a skilled and passionate community organizer with international experience.
Born in Australia where she earned degrees in physics and economics in 2007, Anna worked for five years as a campaigner with Greenpeace International in Europe, where she met her Island-born husband Robert. They moved to Prince Edward Island to start a family and be near the New Glasgow home of his parents, as his mother began a journey of living with early-onset Alzheimer's.
Anna dived into the Island's vibrant culture, community, and advocacy sectors, applying her well-honed leadership skills. She was soon elected President of the provincial Greens, guiding the party through rapid growth and professionalization in 2016-17. She now sits on the boards of Bike Friendly Communities P.E.I., and the River Clyde Pageant, in which she has also performed as a stilt-walker!
Together, Anna and Robert taught partner dance on P.E.I. for 4 years, often volunteering in Hospice P.E.I.'s Dancing with the Stars fundraiser, until the pandemic shut down classes. The couple understand the present challenges faced by island tourism & hospitality businesses; Anna supported Robert in establishing a small craft cider business in 2019.
Anna first encountered climate change through her scientific studies, but it was an internship at the U.S. Capitol that helped her discover her political calling. Anna is now the Digital Organizing Manager for global climate advocacy organization 350.org.
Anna was drawn to the Green Party as it reflects her values like inclusion, ambitious climate action, democratic participation, and health in our local communities. Embodying the fresh outlook of a new generation of politicians, Anna Keenan is breathing new life into the Island's political landscape.
Anna Keenan seeks to build on her strong 2019 election results, and earn the trust of even more Malpeque voters, to serve as your Member of Parliament.