Diane F. Griffin

Senator Diane F. Griffin

What we do in our individual homes and communities is going to be significant for the conservation of Canada’s natural resources.


Senator Diane Griffin serves as the Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry. She is also a member of the Senate Standing Committee on National Security and Defence and serves as a Senate Vice-Chair on the Canada-US Interparliamentary Group.

Prior to joining the Senate, Senator Griffin worked in land conservation in both her career and volunteer activity. She was the Natural Areas Coordinator in Alberta for eight years before moving back home to work for the Prince Edward Island Nature Trust.  She later served as the PEI Deputy Minister for Fisheries and Environment, then as the PEI Program Director for the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

Senator Griffin served on national boards and advisory groups such as Nature Canada, Birds Studies Canada, Wildlife Habitat Canada and the National Round Table on the Environment and Economy as well as the Canadian Environmental Advisory Council.

Senator Griffin was a member of Stratford Town Council for 13 years and sees municipalities as key players in reducing Canada’s carbon footprint.