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Victoria Serda

Birthday

June 30

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Executive Director/Program Developer

Self employed

Port Elgin, Ontario, Canada

Biography

Victoria Serda is a social entrepreneur and former Municipal Councillor in Port Elgin, Ontario, where she lives with her husband, Jamie, and her daughter, Corrina. Victoria earned a Bachelor of Independent Studies from the University of Waterloo, where she specialized in Democratic Education. Victoria has been an active environmental advocate for more than two decades, including five years as an administrator of a 300 acre organic farm in Umpqua, Oregon. She was the Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Ontario from 2006 through 2007, Chair of its Campaign Committee in 2007, and Co-Chair of the Green Party of Canada's 2010 Biennial Convention. She founded and has sat on a number of local and regional boards, which address poverty, accessibility, sustainability, education, community health, True Sport, and rural voluntarism, as well as building everything from community gardens to project templates to endowment funds. She organizes ‘Trees for Saugeen’, which is running $200,000 regional urban tree planting program for 2013-14. Victoria was also one of the first 20 Canadians trained by Al Gore, is one of three Ontario mentors, has presented at 130 events to 30,000 people for the Climate Reality Project, and livestreams internationally about what we can all do to make this world a better place for our children and grandchildren.

Expertise

Democratic Education, organization, non-profit governance, political strategy, social innovation

Interests

Climate change, local hockey, community health, multiple intelligence theory, veganic agriculture

Associations

Community Foundation Grey Bruce, sauGreen for the Environment, Saugeen Shores Community Fund, Saugeen Shores Winterhawks

Hobbies

music theatre, slo pitch, walking, swimming, petting rabbits, deep personal connections