Marianne Workman has been happy to call Burlington home for the last 22 years. She spent her childhood in the fields and forests of her family’s century farm in rural Ontario. During this time she developed a deep reverence for wildlife and wild spaces. She is passionate about making decision that are kind to both the people and the planet. Marianne believes Ontarians will greatly benefit from the Green Party’s values of being fiscally responsible, socially progressive, and environmentally focused. As MPP, Marianne would be honoured to work with the community of Oakville North Burlington to creative a vibrant and sustainable future.
Helping people and protecting the environment have always been the focus of Marianne’s employment . Working as an Environment and Energy Assessor, Marianne enjoyed visiting home and business owners, conducting audits, and educating the community regarding ways to reduce energy consumption and environmental impact. She enjoyed the data analysis and problem solving involved in treating residential, industrial, and commercial wastewater discharging into Lake Ontario. She evaluated new technologies and conducted risk analyses of adverse events.
While Marianne was raising her family, she created a successful business designing and facilitating math training programs for adults in preparation for the Ministry of Environment and Energy – Water and Wastewater Treatment Exams. She provided one-on-one tutoring where she felt privileged to support children and adults in their academic pursuits. She later worked part-time as a marketing manager and customer service representative for a local, family-owned business.
Marianne has volunteered within the community and education system to teach and encourage non-violent communication. She is passionate about creating safe and nurturing learning environments for our children. Marianne has served as a volunteer for Burlington Sustainable Development Committee, a Bird and Small Mammal Inventory, Burlington Youth Dramatical Society, and Dundas Turtle Watch.
Marianne’s partner is a property manager for community housing and their daughter who attends high school, recently received the Canada Cord. Together they train and foster rescue dogs and are long time volunteers for the Burlington Sound of Music Festival. They enjoy growing an organic herb and vegetable garden, and are currently working to replant their yard with indigenous species.
Marianne is a creative and open-minded thinker with a love for problem solving. She is personable, trustworthy, and empathetic and has a great appreciation and respect for cultural diversity. Marianne values nurturing relationships with her family, friends, and community and looks forward to being your representative for Oakville North Burlington.