Mike & Team
Mike Schreiner was elected leader of the Green Party of Ontario on November 14, 2009.
Under Mike’s leadership the GPO has experienced substantial growth in its identified supporters, fundraising, staff, volunteers and media exposure. He has led successful policy campaigns to push the provincial government to fund the Experimental Lakes Area, ban neonicotinoid pesticides and price carbon pollution.
A leading advocate for independent businesses, local food and sustainable communities, Mike is well known for his leadership in co-founding the award-winning Local Food Plus organization and for his successful Guelph-based small businesses, WOW Foods and Earthdance Organics.
His business was awarded the Citizen’s Bank of Canada Ethics in Action Award for socially responsible business and the Toronto Food Policy Council’s Local Food Hero Award.
While at Local Food Plus, the organization won the Canadian Environment Award for Sustainable Living, two Green Toronto Awards of Excellence and NOW Magazine’s Best of Toronto Award for best new environmental initiative.
Family and community are important to Mike. His wife Sandy and their two daughters are active, spending their free time gardening, hiking, fishing, cycling and volunteering in community activities.
Mike has served as a volunteer on boards and committees such as the Board of Directors of the Guelph based FarmStart, the Brewer’s Plate Steering Committee, Green Enterprise Ontario Steering Committee, a governor for the Canadian International Peace Project, Treasurer and Board member of Campus Coop Daycare, the Toronto Food Policy Council, among others.