Lauren joined CAN-Rac in 2019 as Climate Ambition Coordinator, after having spent several years in grassroots climate justice organizing circles in communities across Canada.
Lauren was born and raised on the land of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Attawandaron, and Wendat peoples, in what is commonly known as London, Ontario. A graduate of Environmental Studies and Political Science at Mount Allison University in Mi’kma’ki (New Brunswick) Lauren first became involved in climate justice organizing through campus fossil fuel divestment campaigning, organizing Powershift youth convergences, and as delegate to COP 21 and 22 with the Canadian Youth Delegation. Passionate about ensuring we transition to a carbon neutral future in a way that works for all, Lauren is incredibly excited to be working with the Network to bring a Green New Deal to Canada.
Lauren currently resides in Ottawa, on unceded Algonquin territory; when she isn’t in CAN-Rac offices, you can find her organizing with Climate Justice Ottawa, reading a good book in her backyard, or at the nearest cinema.