Jamie joined CSI in 2017 to become our first Director of Communications and Campaigns. Before joining CSI, Jamie co-founded Leadnow, Canada’s first digitally-empowered progressive advocacy group, and served as its founding Executive Director and Campaign Director. At Leadnow, Jamie led campaigns that mobilized hundreds of thousands of people to take action online, organized tens of thousands to rally and volunteer offline, and raised millions of dollars from over thirty thousand donors for a wide range of progressive causes. Leadnow has won many progressive victories and its innovations in connecting online campaigning to face-to-face organizing have had a wide impact on Canadian non-profits and political parties.
Before starting Leadnow, Jamie completed a Master’s Degree in political ecology – which is basically social innovation with a focus on the intersection of our political, economic and ecological systems – at the University of Victoria, co-founded two student-led climate and sustainability organizations, and served on the board of a range of social, environmental and educational organizations. Jamie now serves on the board of the World Wildlife Fund of Canada.