Raised in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island, Jineane witnessed the War in the Woods in the 1990s noting what Old Growth forests meant to local First Nations, environmentalists and also friends and families who were raised on forestry. One thing to her was clear: striving for sustainable development means rethinking our resource needs of today without compromising the needs of tomorrow while protecting our most ecologically and culturally significant spaces.
Jineane joined the Ecojustice Philanthropy team in 2011 first as Donor Relations Coordinator and now as its Annual Giving Manager. Her passion for philanthropy, volunteering and social justice was fostered at a young age. Jineane learned from her Mother – a community support worker – the importance of standing up for and empowering people who traditionally have been on society’s periphery. Of cases Ecojustice takes on she has a special interest in protecting people from the cumulative impacts of pollution and protecting people’s right to clean and safe water.
One of the most rewarding aspects of her work in philanthropy is showing donors the power and impact their gifts have in the world. When she’s not spending time with her toddler and husband in parks and trails you can find Jineane in the curling rink!