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Andrew Van Iterson

Manager, Green Budget Coalition

Andrew has enjoyed the unique opportunity of managing the Green Budget Coalition (GBC), comprising leading Canadian environmental organizations, since 2005.  He coordinates and mobilizes GBC efforts – including for GBC’s members to develop and reach agreement on the GBC’s federal budget recommendations, organizing and leading meetings with senior government representatives, and securing GBC funding.

Since 2005, the GBC has notably strengthened its annual document, membership, internal governance, funding stability, and has consistently seen new funding and tax changes in each annual federal budget related to the GBC’s recommendations.  Budget 2018 included an unprecedented $1.3 billion for protected areas and species at risk, after 115 MPs and Senators signed a letter to the Finance Minister supporting the GBC’s budget ask.

Andrew also spent a year over 2015-2016 working with the Commissioner for Environment and Sustainable Development at the Office of the Auditor General of Canada, developing guidance for auditing sustainable development.

Andrew has been active on environmental issues for almost thirty years. He completed a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies at York University in 2005, focused on ecological fiscal reform, and coincident with a Diploma in Business and Environment through the Schulich Business School.  He was previously involved in community organising around transportation and anti-poverty issues, and international development.

Away from the office, Andrew enjoys his two vibrant teenagers, cycles just about everywhere, leads making a community ice rink in the winter, and likes to start his days by meditating or journaling.


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