The 2022 Park People Conference is a virtual event that brings together park professionals, community park group leaders, non-profit organizations, municipal staff and urban enthusiasts to create an abundant future for city parks. 

Bursaries: We want to ensure that the registration fee is not a barrier to attendance. If you wish to receive a bursary to attend the Conference, reach out to kcarriere@parkpeople.ca.

Groups: Bringing your team? For groups of 10+ reach out to kcarriere@parkpeople.ca to access a group discount.

Agenda

Wed, Sep 21

10:25 AM

11:30 AM

12:30 PM

02:15 PM

04:00 PM

05:00 PM

Speakers

130 Speakers

Adri Stark
Adri Stark

Senior Project Manager | Cheffe de projet senior at Park People | Amis des parcs

Akiima Price
Akiima Price

Family & Community Engagement Specialist | Spécialiste de l'engagement familial et communautaire at Akiima Price Consulting

Alexander (AJ) Wray
Alexander (AJ) Wray

Project Coordinator | Chef de projet at ParkSeek Canada

Alexandra Sheinbaum
Alexandra Sheinbaum

Urban Researcher at CIty of Toronto / Park People

Ali Kenny
Ali Kenny

Community Engagement Lead | Responsable de la mobilisation publique at Hives for Humanity

Amanda O'Rourke
Amanda O'Rourke

Executive Director | Directrice générale at 8 80 Cities

Ambika Tenneti
Ambika Tenneti

PhD Student | Doctorante at University of Toronto

Andy Ferguson
Andy Ferguson

Stewardship Coordinator at Stanley Park Ecology Society

Andrea Lafond
Andrea Lafond

Chief Executive Officer | PDG at Meewasin Valley Authority

Annie Vandenberg
Annie Vandenberg

Co-Founder | Cofondatrice at Recreate Place

Annisha Stewart
Annisha Stewart

Project Manager | Gestionnaire de projet at Mama's Healing Garden

Antonin St-Jean
Antonin St-Jean

Chef du service de la conservation at Les amis de la montagne

Asima Jansveld
Asima Jansveld

Managing Director of the High Line Network | Directrice générale du réseau High Line at High Line

Betty Lepps
Betty Lepps

Director of Urban Relationships | at Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

Caitlyn Harrison
Caitlyn Harrison

Reconciliation Planning Analyst | Analyste-planificatrice en matière de reconciliation at Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation | Commission des parcs et loisirs de Vancouver

Carmen Rosen
Carmen Rosen

Founding Artistic Director | Directrice artistique at Still Moon Arts Society

Carolynne Crawley
Carolynne Crawley

Founder | Fondatrice at Msit No'kmaq

Catherine Tammaro
Catherine Tammaro

Artist/Faithkeeper at TÀMMARO ART/Design

Chad Townsend
Chad Townsend

Environmental Planner | Éco-urbaniste at Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

Chúk Odenigbo
Chúk Odenigbo

Directeur fondateur | Founding Director at Future Ancestors Services

CJ Schouten
CJ Schouten

GIS Supervisor | Spécialiste des Systèmes d'inform at Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

Danielle Landry
Danielle Landry

Director | Dirigeante at De ville en forêt

Darren Peterson
Darren Peterson

Manager, Parks | Responsable des opérat at Vancouver Parks | Vancouver

David Harvey
David Harvey

Founder & Co-Executive Director | Fondateur et codirecteur exécutif at Park People | Amis des parcs

Dave Pearce
Dave Pearce

Senior Forest Conservation Manager at Wildlands League

David Carey
David Carey

Co-Executive Director at The Bentway

Deb Radi
Deb Radi

Founding member and Co-Chair | Membre fondateur et coprésidente at Kapabamayak Achaak Healing Forest (KAHF)

Dong Qi Zheng
Dong Qi Zheng

Directrice générale at Centre des aînés du réseau d'entraide de St-Léonar

Donnie Rosa (they/she)
Donnie Rosa (they/she)

General Manager | Direction générale at Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

Doug Bennet
Doug Bennet

Senior Project Manager (A) Partnerships at City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation

Élodie Choqueux
Élodie Choqueux

Section Head, Nature Parks Management | Cheffe de section, Gestion des parcs-nature at City of Montreal | Ville de Montréal

Erika Nikolai
Erika Nikolai

Co-Executive Director | Codirectrice exécutive at Park People | Amis des parcs

Heidi Campbell
Heidi Campbell

Sr. Program Manager at Evergreen

Ibrahim Dia
Ibrahim Dia

Planner I Urbaniste at City of Mississauga | Ville de Mississauga

Ima Esin
Ima Esin

Community Programs Coordinator at STEPS Public Art

Jacqueline L. Scott
Jacqueline L. Scott

PhD Candidate I Doctorante at University of Toronto I Université de Toronto

Janet Antonio
Janet Antonio

Executive Director | Directrice générale at Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Foundation + CTS Youth Society

Janet Sumner
Janet Sumner

Executive Director I Directrice générale at Wildlands League

Javad Mozafari
Javad Mozafari

Community Engagement Coordinator I Coordonnateur de l'engagement public at Flemo Farm, FoodShare Toronto

Jean-Christophe Gandubert
Jean-Christophe Gandubert

Manager of Infrastructure and Public Spaces at Ville de Gatineau

Jennifer Chan
Jennifer Chan

CEO and Co-Founder | Présidente et cofondatrice at Department of Imaginary Affairs

Jenny Davis
Jenny Davis

Community-based Nature Program Designer and Co-founder of Turtle Protectors High Park at Turtle Protectors High Park and High Park Nature Centre

Joaquin varela
Joaquin varela

Facilitator/Co- founder I Animateur et cofondateur at RootsTo Bloom

Joe Sellors
Joe Sellors

Project Lead, ArtworxTO, Arts & Culture Services | Chef de projet pour ArtworxTO at City of Toronto | Ville de Toronto

Jonathan Cha
Jonathan Cha

Conseiller principal en aménagement at Société du parc Jean-Drapeau

Julien Voyer
Julien Voyer

Project and development officer at Centre d'écologie urbaine de Montréal

Kara Bunn
Kara Bunn

Manager of Parks at City of Hamilton I Ville de Hamilton

Karla Kloepper
Karla Kloepper

Recreation Supervisor, Community Development at Vancouver Park Board

Kelsey Carriere
Kelsey Carriere

Senior Project Manager at Park People | Amis des parcs

Kelsey Snook
Kelsey Snook

Senior Creative I Réalisatrice interactive at Daily tous les jours, Montréal

Kongjian Yu
Kongjian Yu

Professor I Professeur at Peking University I Université de Pékin

Krista Voth
Krista Voth

Environmental Stewardship Coordinator I Coordonnat at City of Vancouver Parks

Leona Brown
Leona Brown

Cultural Facilitator I Animatrice culturelle

Lewis Cardinal
Lewis Cardinal

Project Manager, kihciy askiy—Sacred Land at Indigenous Knowledge & Wisdom Centre (IKWC)

Lori Ellis
Lori Ellis

Senior Project Manager, Design + Strategic Project at City of Toronto I Ville de Toronto

Lori Snyder
Lori Snyder

Owner/Operator | Fondatrice et gérante at Earth Awareness Realized Through Health and Company

Margaret Fraser
Margaret Fraser

Co-founder I Cofondatrice at Metalude

Marie Lafontaine
Marie Lafontaine

Cheffe de section, section biodiversité at City of Montreal | Ville de Montréal

Marie Lopes
Marie Lopes

Coordinator, Arts, Culture and Engagement at Vancouver Park Board

Marie-Pierre Bilodeau
Marie-Pierre Bilodeau

Operations Coordinator at Vancouver Urban Food Forest Foundation

Maryline Charbonneau
Maryline Charbonneau

Dir.Public Affairs | Directrice Affaires Publiques at Les Amis de la montagne

Mash Salehomoum
Mash Salehomoum

Vancouver Project Manager | Gestionnaire de projet at Park People | Amis des parcs à Vancouver

Matthew Huxley
Matthew Huxley

Lived Experience Caucus Member I Membre du groupe de personnes avec une expérience vécue at Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness

Max Scruton
Max Scruton

Senior Water Resources Engineer at Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

Maxim Bragoli
Maxim Bragoli

Executive Director | Directeur général at La Pépinière

Meaghan Marian
Meaghan Marian

Coordinator of Social Enterprise at Conflict Resolution & Training at The Neighbourhood Group Community Services

Melissa Mongiat
Melissa Mongiat

Co-founder | Co-fondatrice at Daily tous les jours, Montréal

Mercedes Sharpe Zayas
Mercedes Sharpe Zayas

Planning Coordinator | Coordonnatrice de la planif at Parkdale People's Economy

Michelle Cutts
Michelle Cutts

Development Manager at Park People | Amis des parcs

Miki Strickler Talbot
Miki Strickler Talbot

Unlearning Facilitator I Animatrice en désapprentissage at School for Social Entrepreneurs Canada

Moe Garahan
Moe Garahan

Project Director I Directrice de projet at Food Communities Network

Myriam Gemme
Myriam Gemme

Chargée de projet en environnement at CREDDO

Nadha Hassen
Nadha Hassen

PhD Candidate | Doctorante at York University | Université York

Nadine Nakagawa
Nadine Nakagawa

Councillor I Conseillère municipale at City of New Westminster | Ville de New Westminster

Natalie Brown
Natalie Brown

Director of Programs | Directrice des programmes at Park People | Amis des parcs

Niall Lobley
Niall Lobley

Dir. Parks & Cemeteries at City of Kitchener | Ville de Kitchener

Nicole Fraser
Nicole Fraser

General Supervisor at City of Edmonton | Ville d'Edmonton

Nicolette Felix
Nicolette Felix

Director of Community Mobilization at MABELLEarts

Pascale Salah
Pascale Salah

National Urban Park Project Manager at Parks Canada | Parcs Canada

Paula Gallo
Paula Gallo

Co-Founder at Recreate Place

Rachel Yanchyshyn
Rachel Yanchyshyn

Program Manager | Responsable de programme at Park People | Amis des parcs

Ravi Ponnudurai
Ravi Ponnudurai

Student | Etudiant at York University | Université York

Rena Soutar
Rena Soutar

Manager, Decolonization, Arts and Culture at Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

Rose Barcarse
Rose Barcarse

Program Manager | Responsable de programme at Park People | Amis des parcs

Ryan Epp
Ryan Epp

Treasurer | Trésorier at Kapabamayak Achaak Healing Forest

Sabina Ali
Sabina Ali

Executive Director | Directrice générale at Thorncliffe Park Women's Committee

Samson Awopeju
Samson Awopeju

Program Manager-Citywide Public Washrooms Strategy at City of Edmonton

Sara Street
Sara Street

Executive Director | Directrice générale at High Park Nature Centre

Sara Udow
Sara Udow

Principal/Co-Founder | Directrice/cofondatrice at Process

Sarah Common
Sarah Common

Co-Director: People, Plants and Pollinators at Hives for Humanity Society

Sarah Ehmke
Sarah Ehmke

Senior Project Manager-Placemaking & Animation at City of Hamilton | Ville de Hamilton

Spencer Lindsay
Spencer Lindsay

Reconciliation Planner at Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

Stephanie Stanov
Stephanie Stanov

Project Manager | Gestionnaire de projet at Park People | Amis des parcs

Stephanie Watt
Stephanie Watt

Co-founder | Cofondatrice at Metalude

Sue Arndt
Sue Arndt

Program Manager | Responsable de programmes at Park People | Amis des parcs

Sue Holdsworth
Sue Holdsworth

Project Manager | Chef de projet at City of Edmonton

Sylvie Stojanovski
Sylvie Stojanovski

Co-founder | Cofondatrice at Roots to Bloom

Val Vint
Val Vint

Knowledge Keeper | Gardienne du savoir traditionnel at Kapabamayak Achaak Healing Forest

Waleed Shahzad
Waleed Shahzad

Administrative Coordinator at Park People | Amis des parcs

Wesley Reibeling
Wesley Reibeling

Senior Project Manager at Park People | Amis des parcs

Yann Vergriete
Yann Vergriete

Senior Project Manager at Park People | Amis des parcs

Zahra Ebrahim
Zahra Ebrahim

Co-Founder and CEO | Présidente et cofondatrice at Monumental

Carolyn Scotchmer
Carolyn Scotchmer

Executive Director | Directrice générale at TD Friends of the Environment Foundation | Fondation TD des amis de l’environnement

Kari Krogh
Kari Krogh

Co-Founder | Cofondatrice at EcoWisdom.ca

Kim Egger
Kim Egger

Co-founder/Co-leader | Cofondatrice et codirectrice at South Fraser Active Living Group

Paul Gauthier
Paul Gauthier

Executive Director | Directeur général at Individualized Funding Resource Centre Society

Mahnoor Khan
Mahnoor Khan

Research Coordinator | Coordonnatrice de la recherche at EcoWisdom

Linda McGowan
Linda McGowan

Nature and Forest Therapy Guide | Guide en thérapie par la nature et la forêt at EcoWisdom

Karen Van Biesen
Karen Van Biesen

Nature and Forest Therapy Guide | Guide en thérapie par la nature et la forêt at EcoWisdom

Kirsten McEwan
Kirsten McEwan

Associate Professor of Health and Wellbeing | Professeure agrégée en santé et bien-être, Université de Derby, en Angleterre at University of Derby

Peter Mersereau
Peter Mersereau

Jess Ng
Jess Ng

Program Coordinator | Coordinatrice de Programme at Park People | Amis des parcs

Stefan Loker
Stefan Loker

Controller at Park People | Amis des parcs

Anne Mark
Anne Mark

Director of Programs | Directrice des programmes at Catherine Donnelly Foundation | Fondation Catherine Donnelly

Bernadette Paetz
Bernadette Paetz

Kimber Kunimoto
Kimber Kunimoto

Manager of Community Impact | Gestionnaire de l'impact communautaire at Toronto Foundation

Mandip Kharod
Mandip Kharod

Regional Manager | Gestionnaire régionale at TD Friends of the Environment Foundation | Fondation TD des amis de l'environnement

Jake Tobin Garrett
Jake Tobin Garrett

Self Employed

Jodi Lastman
Jodi Lastman

Director of Marketing | Directrice marketing at Park People | Amis des parcs

Sabine Malisani
Sabine Malisani

Program Coordinator, Coordinatrice de Programme at Park People

Clémence Condemi
Clémence Condemi

Marketing Coordinator at Park People | Amis des parcs

Clémence Marcastel
Clémence Marcastel

Marketing Manager at Park People | Amis des parcs

Ayesha Talreja (she/her)
Ayesha Talreja (she/her)

Program Coordinator at Park People | Amis des parcs

Jeanny Gonzalez
Jeanny Gonzalez

Program Coordinator at Park People | Amis des parcs

Sean Brathwaite
Sean Brathwaite

Manager of Administration at Park People | Amis des parcs

Koa  Thornhill (she/her)
Koa Thornhill (she/her)

Program Manager at Park People | Amis des parcs

Lexi Kinman
Lexi Kinman

Development Manager at Park People | Amis des Parcs

Ana Orrego (she/her/elle)
Ana Orrego (she/her/elle)

Project Coordinator at Park People | Amis des parcs

Daniel Fusca
Daniel Fusca

Manager, Public Consultation at City of Toronto, Parks, Forestry and Recreation

Ana Traverso-Krejcarek
Ana Traverso-Krejcarek

Senior Manager at Friends of the High Line - New York, NY

Booths

8 Booths

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TD Ready Commitment

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Park People

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Maglin Site Furniture

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ParkSeek Canada

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Day 1 Resources

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Day 2 Resources

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Day 3 Resources

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Playlist - The Park People Conference

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The Park People Conference 2022

Sep 21 - 23, 2022