Economic Literacy Project – Our Alumni

Meet the Class of Spring 2016

The third set of workshops was delivered in the spring of 2016 and included several ENGOs such as TNC Canada, Ecojustice, Peterborough GreenUP, Pembina Institute and other organizations/institutions like Fleming College, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Ivey Foundation and IISD.

Ashley Manson
Ivey Foundation


Beth Williston


MacDougall MacDougall & MacTier Inc

Daphne Paszterko
Fleming College

Eli Angen
Pembina Institute

Elissa Becket
Tides Canada

Nidhi Tandon
Networked Intelligence for Development

Erich Vogt
Networked Intelligence for Development

Henry Bakker
Peterborough GreenUP

Ian Nokes
Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Kaitlyn Mitchell

Melissa Harris

Janessa Grosset
Evermint Consulting

Reuben DeBoer
Lura Consulting

Ryan Ness

Samiera Zafar
Save the Children Canada

Sarah Steenhoek
eMERGE Guelph Sustainability

Stephanie Allen
Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation

Susanna Klopfer
Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affiars and Housing

Meet the Class of Fall 2015

The second set of workshops was delivered in the fall of 2015 and included representatives of several ENGOs represented last time (WWF Canada, Ducks Unlimited, Ontario Nature, Environmental Defence, Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, Wildlife Conservation Canada) but this time Greenpeace, Conservation Ontario, Nature Conservancy of Canada and Planet in Focus as well.

Alex Speers-Roesch


Anne Bell
Ontario Nature

Felix Whitton
Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation

Gillian Woolmer
Wildlife Conservation Society Canada

Isabella Sulpizio

Jane Lewington
Conservation Ontario


Jessica Fisher
Sustainability CoLab

Jo-Anne Rzadki
Conservation Ontario

Kevin Nugent

Merebeth Switzer
Ducks Unlimited

Michael Paskewitz
Nature Conservancy of Canada


Patrick DeRochie
Environmental Defence

Ray Nakano
Toronto Green Community

Rebekah Church
Environmental Commissioner of Ontario

Rob Grand

Sandy Hoang
Canadian Environmental Grantmakers Network

Sarah Zachariah
WWF Canada

Sean O’Flynn

Sucheta Rajagopal
Planet in Focus

Susan Walmer
Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust

Terry Rees
Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations

Kristie Virgoe

Meet the Class of Spring 2015

The first set of workshops was delivered this past spring and participants included representatives of numerous key environmental organizations including WWF Canada, Global Forest Watch, Ivey Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, Ontario Nature, Environmental Defence, Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, Windfall Ecology Centre, Wildlife Conservation Canada and Sustainalytics.

Lara Ellis
Ivey Foundation


Sarah Winterton
WWF Canada

Brent Kopperson
Windfall Ecology Centre

Thomas Bowers
Friends Of The Greenbelt Foundation

Josh Wise
Ontario Nature

Biz Agnew
WCS Canada


Wynet Smith
Global Forest Watch Canada

Atiya Jafar

Agnieszka Rum

Nancy Goucher
Environmental Defence

Gary Nielsen


Pegi Dover
Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network

David Parsons

John Parker
Impact Infrastructure

Robin Skeates

Barbara Anderson

Alexandra Service
Ducks Unlimited Canada

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