Adriane Carr - City Councillor
Born in Vancouver to immigrant parents, Adriane Carr earned her M.A. in Urban Geography from UBC and an ARCT degree in teaching piano. She taught Geography for 12 years at Langara College. During this time, she was elected to the faculty union and played a crucial role in saving all jobs amidst severe government cuts. Carr made a career change in 1989 when she joined the executive team of the Wilderness Committee.
From 1993 to 2000, Carr served as a liaison between the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Central Region Chiefs and environmental groups. Her goal was to help resolve the conflict over old-growth logging in Clayoquot Sound.
In 1983, Carr co-founded the Green Party of British Columbia, North America’s first Green Party. She served as its first spokesperson and later became the elected Leader from 2000 until 2006. Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada, then appointed her as Deputy Leader and co-chair of the Shadow Cabinet. In 2011, she was elected as Vancouver's first Green Party City Councillor. She has since been re-elected three times, including securing more votes than any other Vancouver City Councillor in history in 2018.
Carr continues to lead work she’s initiated to improve housing affordability, reduce our city’s GHGs to achieve what scientists say is needed to avoid climate catastrophe, ensure Vancouver’s COVID recovery is both just and green, and genuinely engage the people of Vancouver in creating a vibrant, resilient and livable city. She has two children and two young grandchildren and lives in the West End with her husband, Paul George.