Speakers

Meet the 90+ awesome park thinkers and doers creating an abundant future for city parks.

Adri Stark
Senior Project Manager @Park People
Alexander "AJ" Wray
Project Coordinator @ParkSeek Canada
Ali Kenny
Community Engagement Lead @Hives for Humanity
Ambika Tenneti
PhD Student @University of Toronto
Andy Ferguson
Stewardship Coordinator @Stanley Park Ecology Society
Annie Vandenberg
Co-Founder @Recreate Place
Annisha Stewart
Project Manager @Mama's Healing Garden
Antonin St-Jean
Head of Conservation Services @Les amis de la montagne
Betty Lepps
Director of Urban Relationships @Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
CJ Schouten
GIS Specialist @Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
Caitlyn Harrison
Reconciliation Planning Analyst @Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
Carmen Rosen
Founding Artistic Director @Still Moon Arts Society
Catherine Tàmmaro
@TÀMMARO ART/Design
Chad Townsend
Environmental Planner @Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
Chúk Odenigbo
Founding Director and Director of Ancestral Services @Future Ancestors Services
Danielle Landry
Director @De ville en forêt
Darren Peterson
Manager, Park Operations @Vancouver Park Board
Dave Pearce
Senior Forest Conservation Manager @Wildlands League
David Carey
Co-Executive Director @The Bentway
Deb Radi
Founding member and Co-Chair @Kapabamayak Achaak Healing Forest
Dong Qi Zheng
Assistant to the director @Center for Seniors of the St-Léonard Mutual Aid Network
Donnie Rosa
General Manager @Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
Doug Bennet
Senior Project Manager (A), Partnerships @City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Emily Dunlop
Senior Planner @Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
Heidi Campbell
Senior Program Manager @Evergreen
Ibrahim Dia
Planner @City of Mississauga
Ima Esin
Community Programs Coordinator, @STEPS Public Art
Jacqueline L. Scott
PhD Candidate @University of Toronto
Janet Sumner
Executive Director @Wildlands League
Javad Mozafari
Community Engagement Coordinator @Flemo Farm, FoodShare Toronto
Jay Pitter
Award-Winning Placemaker + Author @Jay Pitter Placemaking
Jean-Christophe Gandubert
Manager of Infrastructure and Public Spaces @Ville de Gatineau
Jennifer Chan
CEO and Co-Founder @Department of Imaginary Affairs
Jenny Davis
Event and Volunteer Coordinator @High Park Nature Centre
Jim McLeod
Community Engagement Lead @Hives for Humanity
Joaquin Varela
Facilitator/Co- founder @Roots to Bloom
Jonathan Cha
Senior Planning Advisor @Société du parc Jean-Drapeau
Julien Voyer
Project and development officer @Centre d'écologie urbaine de Montréal
Kara Bunn
Manager of Parks and Cemeteries @City of Hamilton
Karla Kloepper
Recreation Supervisor, Community Development @Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
Kelsey Snook
Senior Creative @Daily tous les jours
Kongjiun Yu
Founder and Principle @Turenscape
Krista Voth
Environmental Stewardship Coordinator @Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
Leona Brown
Cultural Facilitator @
Lewis Cardinal
Project Manager @kihciy askiy—Sacred Earth, Indigenous Knowledge & Wisdom Centre
Lori Ellis
Project Officer, Strategic Projects @City of Toronto
Lori Snyder
Owner / operator @Earth Awareness Realized Through Health and Company
Margaret Fraser
Co-founder @ Metalude
Marie Lafontaine
Cheffe de section, section biodiversité @Ville de Montréal
Marie Lopes
Coordinator, Arts, Culture and Engagement @Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
Marie-Pierre Bilodeau
Operations Coordinator @Vancouver Urban Food Forest Foundation
Marieve Blanchet
Professor @UQAM / Chercheure
Maryline Charbonneau
Directrice Affaires publiques @Les amis de la montagne
Masheed Salehomoum
Vancouver Project Manager @Park People
Matthew Huxley
Lived Experience Caucus Member @Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness
Max Scruton
Senior Water Resources Engineer @Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
Melissa Mongiat
Co-Founder @Daily tous les jours
Mercedes Sharpe Zayas
Planning Coordinator @Parkdale People’s Economy
Miki Strickler Talbot
Unlearning Facilitator @School for Social Entrepreneurs Canada
Moe Garahan
Project Director @Food Communities Network
Myriam Gemme
Project Manager for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations @Conseil régional de l'environnement et du développement durable de l'Outaouais (CREDDO)
Nadha Hassen
PhD Candidate @York University
Nadine Nakagawa
Councillor @City of New Westminster
Natalie Brown
Director of Programs @Park People
Niall Lobley
Director of Parks & Cemeteries @City of Kitchener
Nicole Fraser
General Supervisor Operations Planning & Monitoring, Infrastructure Operations, Parks and Roads Services @City of Edmonton
Nicolette Felix
Director of Community Mobilization @MABELLEarts
Pascale Salah
National Urban Park Project Manager @Parks Canada
Paula Gallo
Co-Founder @Recreate Place
Ravi Ponnudurai
Student @York University
Rena Soutar
Manager, Decolonization, Arts and Culture @Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
Ryan Epp
Treasurer @Kapabamayak Achaak Healing Forest
Sabina Ali
Executive Director @Thorncliffe Park Women's Committee
Samson Awopeju
Program Manager-City-wide Public Washrooms Strategy, Infrastructure Operations, Parks and Roads Services @City of Edmonton
Sara Udow
Principal and Co-Founder @PROCESS
Sarah Common
Co-Director: People, Plants and Pollinators @Hives for Humanity
Sarah Ehmke
Senior Project Manager-Placemaking & Animation @City of Hamilton
Sheldomar Elliott
Food Rx Coordinator @FoodShare
Spencer Lindsay
Reconciliation Planner @Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
Stephanie Stanov
Project Manager @Park People
Stephanie Watt
Co-founder @Metalude
Sue Arndt
Program Manager @Park People
Sue Holdsworth
Project Manager @RECOVER Urban Wellbeing, City of Edmonton
Sylvie Stojanovski
Co-Founder @Roots to Bloom
Val Vint
Knowledge Keeper @Kapabamayak Achaak Healing Forest
Zahra Ebrahim
CEO @Monumental
Élodie Choqueux
Cheffe de section, Gestion des parcs-nature @Ville de Montréal
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