Janine G. Gibson has served sustainable agriculture in Manitoba and across North America for the last 25 years through her organic inspection and education business, Creative Health Consulting. She has conducted over 5,000 verification audits as an accredited member of the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA). She was president of Canadian Organic Growers (COG), a registered charity, from 2002 to 2007, and currently serves on their executive as secretary. She was a founding member of COG’s local chapter, the Organic Food Council of Manitoba, in 1999 and a founding member of the Manitoba Organic Alliance in 2002. She currently represents Manitoba in the Organic Federation of Canada and on the Canadian General Standards Board Organic Standards Committee.
From 1973 to 1985, Janine studied psychology at the University of Winnipeg and human ecology at the University of Manitoba. Since then, she has been dedicated to life-long learning as both student and teacher with the IOIA, where she currently serves as a peer evaluator. She gives seminars on organic agriculture and has taught organic inspection as well as organic crop and livestock production through Assiniboine Community College.
A proud mother of two adult children, Arel (Troy) and Andrew (Molly), and grandmother to 2 young adults, Saige and Noble, Janine strives to support Green values through her work in more resilient agriculture and in the home she shares: a solar- and wind-powered small mixed farm south of Steinbach. She is a long-time member of both the Green Party of Canada and the Green Party of Manitoba and has served as a candidate for both many times in the past. Her emphasis on sustainable agriculture coincides with Vision Green and, she believes, addresses many of the social, environmental, and economic challenges we currently face.
From the Blog
- Candidate 2019 News Release The Green Party Provencher Electoral District Association is pleased to announce that Janine Gibson will stand as the Green Party candidate for the 2019 Federal Election. The Elections Act requires that there be a federal election before October 21, 2019. Janine has a great depth of experience in both political service and political action. She has ...