Wendy Priesnitz

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Wendy Priesnitz is a Canadian alternative education and environmental advocate.[1][2] She was leader of the Green Party of Canada from July 1996 to January 1997, when she abruptly resigned.

She is known for her advocacy of homeschooling/unschooling and home-based/green business. She founded the Canadian Alliance of Home Schoolers in 1979, and is the author of numerous books on homeschooling. Since 1976, she has co-owned and edited Natural Life, an award-winning sustainable lifestyles magazine. In 2002, she founded Life Learning Magazine, which she owns and edits. She is listed in Canadian Who's Who and Who's Who of Canadian Women.


  • Priesnitz, Wendy (1976). Summer love, winter fires. The Alternate Press. ISBN 0-920118-00-3. 
  • Priesnitz, Wendy (1987). School Free - The Homeschooling Handbook. The Alternate Press. ISBN 0-920118-04-6. 
  • Priesnitz, Wendy (1990). Markham: Canada's community of the future : a contemporary portrait. Windsor Publications, in co-operation with the Markham Board of Trade. ISBN 0-89781-327-8. 
  • Priesnitz, Wendy (1991). The House Where I Grew Up. The Alternate Press. ISBN 0-920118-03-8. 
  • Priesnitz, Wendy; Heidi Priesnitz (1993). The Natural Life Cookbook. The Alternate Press. ISBN 0-920118-17-8. 
  • Priesnitz, Wendy (1996). Bringing It Home - A Home Business Start-Up Guide for You and Your Family. The Alternate Press. ISBN 0-920118-99-2. 
  • Priesnitz, Wendy (2000). Challenging Assumptions in Education. The Alternate Press. ISBN 0-920118-05-4. 


  1. ^ Sims, Kris. "Back to home school". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Small Houses are Beautiful - Natural Life Magazine". www.life.ca. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 

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