Catherine Keiwning – Green Party – Fort Frances Times

Catherine Kiewning was born and raised in Red Lake, Ontario and attended university in Montreal, QC. After graduating she got her dream job working with youth in public health in Dryden and has been there ever since. She is the busy person people ask to get things done and has volunteered more hours than she will be able to count. Previously she has volunteered with the Second Probability Pet Network, Residents’ Climate Lobby, and native Christmas Cheer initiative. Presently she sits as a Director/Co-Founder on the Rainbow Alliance Dryden/Pride Committee, Chair of Hoshizaki House’s Board of Directors, and Director/Co-Founding father of the Dryden Area Young Professionals Network. Catherine could also be familiar locally in Dryden as she ran within the 2018 municipal election, collecting over 900 votes on her first campaign. In 2020, she received a Masters degree in Social Justice Education from Lakehead University.

Catherine is someone who thrives when giving back to her community, having to work regionally means she feels comfortable and capable traveling across the northwest region. She has a healthy love and appreciation for the nice outdoors and spends a number of time climbing the Mavis Lake Trails in addition to venturing out to Tunnel Island and the eighth Street Walking/Ski trails each time she can- if you will have a fantastic trail, she desires to hike it, often with an audiobook or a borrowed four-legged friend. Protecting and preserving the land we survive is a large a part of why she decided to run with the Green Party- their platform of People- Planet- Jobs, revolves around keeping our hidden gem of a house secure, livable and growing for years to come back.

As an alternative of planning a visit to Italy for her birthday, she spent most of 2019 receiving treatment for breast cancer. Now, fully healed and in maintenance-mode for treatment she feels well enough to tackle much more challenges. She loves learning and above all, believes this chance to campaign as a provincial candidate might be certainly one of the best learning experiences of all. Living in a rural area and being a part of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community has taught her to take challenges in stride and be strategic about methods to approach them, on the lookout for common ground and understanding over the urge to be right. She believes strongly in the ability of teamwork and dealing together for the great of the planet, people and profits. She’s excited to be the Green Party of Ontario’s candidate for the Kenora-Rainy River riding and much more excited to get some work done. Please be at liberty to succeed in out to her at anytime to talk or ask questions on her goals and the GPO’s vision for Ontario.


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