Board of Directors


Leanne Cadden is an entrepreneur, marketer and artist on Vancouver Island. In 2003, she was First Finalist for Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce business awards for the start-up of her own gallery at age 24. Now working from her home studio,, she consults on creative start-ups in the hospitality industry.
Ann Dale, Chair, is a professor with the School of Environment & Sustainability at Royal Roads university. She held her university’s first Canada Research Chair and her field is Sustainable Community Development. She is a member of the World Academy of Art and Sciences, a Trudeau Fellow, and has received numerous awards over the course of her academic career and work with the environmental movement. Professor Dale has been committed to building capacity in the environmental movement and the social sector for several decades.
Yuill Herbert is a founding member and Director of a not-for-profit worker’s cooperative, Sustainability Solutions Group whose work involves sustainability assessments for universities, community planning and sustainable buildings. He is also on the boards of Canadian Worker Cooperative Federation and Canadian Cooperative Association.
  Heather Hamilton is the Executive Coordinator of the Canadian Biodiversity Institute and a founding member of Transition Ottawa, a Transition Town initiative. She is also active in other municipal affairs as the Vice-Chair of Ottawa’s Forest and Greenspace Advisory Committee. Cats, dogs and gardens keep her busy at home.
Nina-Marie Lister, MCIP, RPP, is Associate Professor of Urban Planning at Ryerson University and Visiting Associate Professor at Harvard University, Graduate School of Design. She is the founding principal of Plandform Studio, a creative practice supporting the design of parks, post-industrial spaces and urban waterfronts worldwide.
  Gulzar Samji is a consultant and educator on environment, gender and development, and has published widely in this area. She is director of the Canadian Institute of Community Development. She has participated in several United Nations conferences and advisory committees.
Kent Waddington is principal of Waddington Resource Management, an environmental communication firm working to green Canada’s health services landscape and engage Canadians in the greening process. He currently authors the national Environmental Stewardship initiative for a Fortune 500 #1 ranked industry leader in Canada, and is editor of the Canadian Green Health Care Journal

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We are the first not for profit environmental trust in Canada. Our goal is to keep building a long term trust fund for grassroots environmental initiatives aimed at raising public awareness, education and conservation. Each year, we embark on a nationwide funding drive. We ask that you join in the movement and help ensure a clean, healthy future for our children’s children, one loonie at a time.