Joe Foster holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and an MBA in International Business. He has volunteered with CUSO in Zambia, Worked for the UNDP in Malaysia and spent most of his career with CIDA, including overseas assignments in Jamaica, Barbados and Pakistan. After retiring, he became involved in politics and has served on a number of committees, including Chair of the Green Party of Canada (GPC). He is presently the GPC Human Rights Critic. He is also a member of KIWANIS SAGE and is currently a member of the Group Ottawa for a Basic Income (GO4BIG). the Joe is a resident of Kitchissippi Ward in Ottawa.