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Park People

401 Richmond Street West
Studio 119, City Builder's Lab
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8

Phone

416-583-5776

Email

info@parkpeople.ca

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Power to the parks!

Our City Park Experts

Natalie Brown

Natalie Brown

Director of Programs

Natalie leads Park People’s national network, building relationships across Canada with municipal staff, non-profits, and community members to grow the parks movement across the country. She has a keen understanding of cross-Canada park projects and strong project management skills. Natalie lead the development of Park People’s first national city parks conference in 2017, which brought over 100 park leaders and enthusiasts to Calgary.

Kelsey Carriere

Kelsey Carriere

Senior Project Manager

Kelsey brings a background in environmental studies, community arts, and urban planning to Park People combining a deep passion for community engagement and creative, impactful problem solving around urban issues. From identifying issues to implementation she excels at guiding inspiring and impactful solutions-based processes.

Dave Harvey

Dave Harvey

Executive Director and Founder

Dave has decades of experience working in government on municipal and environmental issues, including as a senior policy advisor to the Premier of Ontario. He excels at bringing partners together and strategic thinking to overcome complex challenges. He is passionate about community involvement in parks, which is why he founded Park People in 2011 under the motto: when communities get involved, parks get better.

Jodi Lastman

Jodi Lastman

Manager, Marketing & Communications

Jodi leads Park People’s communications and marketing, including our continuously growing social media presence, newsletters, and sponsorship relationships. Jodi curates and writes content for Park People’s blog to keep park people coming back to our website to engage with meaningful stories that keeps them inspired.

Masheed Salehomoum

Masheed Salehomoum

Program Coordinator

Mash is the Program Coordinator for Park People in BC. She graduated in 2016 with her BSc in Ecological Restoration and a Diploma of Technology in Fish, Wildlife, and Recreation from BCIT. She has a passion for bringing nature and people together in a way that is sustainable for the long term. Before starting her role at Park People, she worked as a park patroller for the Metro Vancouver Regional District, educating visitors on the trails about the local wildlife.