Christine Leclerc was raised in Montreal and came to Vancouver/Coast
Salish Territories via Arizona in 2002. Soon after arriving in B.C., Leclerc enrolled in the Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia, earning Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts degrees.
As a student, Leclerc became active in a number of progressive movements, focusing heavily on environmental issues. She joined a number of global campaigns to help mitigate climate change and protect oceans, meeting many courageous people along the way.
Upon graduating from UBC, Leclerc served as Antioch College’s Global Seminar On Energy Writer-‐In-‐ Residence. In 2014, she received the national bpNichol Chapbook Award for the long poem Oilywood. She has also served on the board of the feminist advocacy organization CWILA.
Leclerc has earned her livelihood as a communications strategist developing fundraising, advocacy, awareness and engagement campaigns. She has employed team, brand and reach building skills in a variety of roles, including as Director of Communications with the Alzheimer Society of B.C. and as an Advisor to Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Public Relations Program.
Currently, Leclerc studies Physical Geography at Simon Fraser University to learn more about the Earth’s climate system. She is the SFU 350 Club Treasurer and a Fund Development Committee member with Embark Sustainability.
Christine lives on Burnaby Mountain where she and her spouse enjoy visits to the observatory, growing food and bird watching. Find Christine on Twitter at @xineleclerc.