, Northwest Territories , Canada
Jan 24, 2016 01:46am
|Info||Julie Green was elected to the 18th Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories representing the constituency of Yellowknife Centre. This is the first time she has been elected to serve in an official capacity. |
Ms. Green was born in Wallingford, Berkshire, England and immigrated to Canada with her family in 1968.
Ms. Green has lived in Yellowknife since 2000. She currently resides downtown, which is also the location of McKenna Funeral Home, the family business. She previously lived in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, and has held driver’s licenses in six Canadian provinces and one territory.
Ms. Green spent 16 years reporting for CBC including the proposed Mackenzie Gas Project and the development of diamond mines in the territory. She was also a contributor to Far North Oil and Gas Review, which later became Up Here Business.
Ms. Green left the CBC in 2009 to focus on advocating and fundraising for services centered on women, families and children in need at the YWCA Yellowknife. Working with representatives from the GNWT, Aboriginal governments, municipal government and the business sector, she helped create the anti-poverty strategy and action plan, building on the strengths of northerners
Since 2012, Ms. Green has been self-employed providing fundraising and communications services to a variety of non-profits. She also served as a volunteer on the boards of the United Way NWT, NWT Community Services Corporation (Northern United Place), Yellowknife Housing Authority and the City of Yellowknife social issues committee.
Ms. Green holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Saskatchewan, a Master of Arts in History from the University of Calgary, and a Master of Arts in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario. As well, she recently completed a Certificate in Fundraising Management from Ryerson University.
Ms. Green is married and has one grown-up daughter.