Jane joined ClimateWest in May 2020 as Executive Director. Previously, Jane served for four years as the Executive Director of the Samara Centre for Democracy, a national nonpartisan think tank and charity focused on strengthening Canadian democracy and political participation. During her leadership tenure, the Samara Centre launched such flagship initiatives as the Democracy 360 as well as executed the second round of Samara’s MP Exit Interview Project. In her role, Jane spoke regularly with national media and Parliamentarians regarding Samara’s research.
Jane holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Toronto and a B.A. (Hons.) from Queen’s University in Political Studies. Jane grew up on a family farm in Alberta, and she is excited to be back on the Prairies making a home in Winnipeg.