After moving to B.C. at the age of 20, Sonia studied at the University of Victoria, where she completed her BA and MA in History, and her Bachelor of Education degree. She has worked as a waitress, a bookkeeper, a researcher, an editor, as the National Administrator for Results Canada, and as a high school teacher in Victoria and Shawnigan Lake. She is the proud parent of three children and two step-children. In 2013, Sonia learned that the provincial government was considering granting a permit to a company to dump contaminated soil in a quarry at the headwaters of her community’s drinking watershed. Sonia began organizing alongside her community, questioning the evidence behind the government’s decision to issue the permits...MORE
Adam Olsen (SȾHENEP) serves as the Member for Saanich North and the Islands and Interim Leader for the B.C. Green Party. Inspired by the incredible place and people he represents, Adam has a deep love and respect for his home in the Salish Sea (W̱SÁNEĆ).
As an advocate and facilitator, he is committed to good governance and improving public participation to strengthen all aspects of the community and the province. Twice elected as a Councillor in the District of Central Saanich (2008, 2011)...MORE