Kris Rivard is a former student of Canadore College in North Bay, completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management in April of 2018. His Canadore studies followed his acquisition of a B.A. in Geography from Laurentian University in Sudbury and other post graduate work at Carleton University in Ottawa.
Kris was born at St. Joseph’s Hospital in North Bay in 1992 and then raised and educated in Sturgeon Falls becoming fully bilingual. Kris is thankful for the many opportunities to develop his love of the outdoors and to participate in a variety of school and community sports.
Recently married, Kris and his wife, Janique moved back to their hometown in 2017 and are enjoying their home in Sturgeon Falls, keeping themselves busy with their jobs. Kris is a Septic Inspector with the North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority and Janique is a Personal Support Worker with Community Living.
Kris is active in local hockey and soccer leagues. Like all good Northerners, he loves anything that has to do with the outdoors. He is involved in the Sturgeon Falls Beautification Committee and is the co-founder of the West Nipissing Green Initiative.
Kris pursued the nomination for the Green Party candidacy motivated by his life-long interest in the environment and sustainability.