Policy Analyst

Críostaigh Ó Ceallaigh-Bisson (he/they) is a policy analyst for our Canadian field program. They are currently finishing a PhD program in Canadian political economy, at the University of Ottawa. Their research focuses on agrarian change in Canada and historical patterns of farmland ownership in eastern Ontario, from colonization to financialization. They have also completed their M.A. in geography (political ecology) at Carleton University. Críostaigh has designed and managed various urban agriculture initiatives in Ottawa, Ontario. They co-founded an organic market garden called Green's Creek Farm in the Ottawa Greenbelt, where they ran a community-supported agriculture (CSA) program and produced regionally-adapted vegetable seed from 2014 to 2017. Críostaigh now works from their small farm, located in the South Shore in Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia). They were thrilled to join the SeedChange team in 2019. (Lunenburg County, Mi’kma’ki)