In March 2011 a group of young Canadians launched Leadnow.ca to help Canadians take action together for the fair, responsible and democratic Canada that we believe in.
A year later, more than 100,000 Canadians of all ages and across the entire country have joined the Leadnow.ca community. Our members include NDP, Liberal, Green and Conservative supporters. Many of us do not belong to any political party. All of us want change.
Through local gatherings and online voting we have found that our community values deep democracy, equity and climate justice. As we organize campaigns on a range of issues, they will always work towards these larger goals.
Leadnow currently has two full time staff, a few part time staff, as well as some amazing volunteers and advisors who support our work...
Matthew Carroll is Leadnow's Campaigns Director. He trained as an atmospheric scientist, and has a decade of experience as an organizer, facilitator and campaign strategist, working with a variety of non-profits, public institutions and governments. Originally from England, he now lives in Grimsby, Ontario, where his wife's family have been farming for seven generations.
Jamie Biggar is Leadnow's Exective Director. He has a background in large-scale online and offline collaboration to develop policy and campaigns. He has co-led online campaigns, such as Canadians for a Progressive Coalition and It’s Time to Listen, that involved tens of thousands of Canadians from across party lines. He began organizing in the youth climate movement, co-founding Common Energy and goBeyond to bring university communities across British Columbia together to catalyze regional climate action. Jamie’s academic research has focused on the need for institutional and governance innovation to address seemingly intractable social, ecological and economic problems. He has served on the boards of multiple environmental, social justice, and educational organizations, including his service as Chairman of the Sierra Club of BC.m
Ryan Baillargeon is Leadnow's Online Director. He specializes in using technology as a tool to help the Leadnow community take easy, effective action on a range of important issues. He runs his own design and strategy consultancy, Grassriots.
Anna McClean is Leadnow's local organizing coordinator. She helps the Leadnow community build local connections, organize events and actions, and come together to discuss the issues that matter to Canadians.
Leadnow.ca is a registered Canadian non-profit. Our current board includes:
Leadnow.ca has a growing network of advisers who help us better understand politics, policy and movement building on a case-by-case basis. We are working to expand our advisory network to represent a broad range of Canada's political spectrum. Our advisers do not make decisions about what campaigns we run, nor do they (or the organizations they are associated with) necessarily endorse the positions we take on issues. They have kindly offered to give us some of their time occasionally, and for that we are extremely grateful.