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Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is an executive level networking venue made up of representatives of national stakeholder organizations active in the field of sustainability. It provides an opportunity for federal, provincial and municipal levels of government, NGOs, green technology and business concerns of the development community,  professional organisations and other decision makers to connect with each other virtually, by email and phone, from across Canada.

Members will also serve as strategic advisors to the SGCN.

Advisory Board Members

Kenneth Church

Kenneth Church
Manager, Community Planning
Natural Resources Canada

Douglas B. Pollard
Douglas B. Pollard
Senior Researcher
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Stephen Samis
Stephen Samis
Director of Policy
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Dr. Andrew Pipe
Dr. Andrew Pipe
Medical Director
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Nola Kate Seymour
Nola-Kate Seymoar
Executive Director
International Centre for Sustainable Cities
Jon Hobbs
Jon Hobbs
Executive Director
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
Jim Hiley
Candace Vanin
Regional Land Use Analyst
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Steven Brasier
Steven Brasier
Executive Director
Canadian Institute of Planners
Kelly Hawke Baxter
Kelly Hawke Baxter
Executive Director
The Natural Step, Canada
Martha Lewis
Martha Lewis
Executive Director
TRAC Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre
Zarko Polsjak
Zarko Poljsak
Project Leader, Sustainable Development
Department of Justice, Canada
Cora Hallsworth
Cora Hallsworth
Chair
Connecting Environmental Professionals
Neal Carley
B. Neal Carley
Senior Project Manager
City of Vancouver
Susan Gardner
Susan M. Gardner
Executive Editor
Municipal World Magazine
Simon Pickup
Youth Ambassador
Smart Growth Canada Network
Ted Sheldon
Ted Sheldon
Climate Change Policy Analyst
BC Ministry of Environment
Municipal Executives' Resource Group

To provide additional peer-to-peer support to municipalities, the SGCN has created an opportunity for connecting practitioners who have experience working on smart growth projects with other colleagues interested in smart growth solutions.

It is called the Municipal Executives' Resource Group (MERG) and is made up of current and former municipal senior staff, such as planners, engineers, urban designers, city administrators as well as elected politicians who have contributed to the implementation of smart growth solutions.

Those who put their names forward for MERG will act as “virtual peer mentors” through the use of e-mail and the telephone.

MERG is a sub-group of the Advisory Board and MERG “virtual peer mentors” are full members of the Advisory Board. 

Download the Municipal Executives' Resource Group Registration form in Word format. Feel free to complete the form in the Word document and email in the completed form.
Download the Municipal Executives' Resource Group Registration form in Acrobat PDF format. You can send in the completed fascimile to (604) 987-1494
Municipal Executives' Resource Group Members
Karen Farbridge
Karen Farbridge
Mayor
City of Guelph, Ontario
Thomas Osdoba
Thomas Osdoba
Acting Director
Canada Carbon Trust
Mary Pynenburg
Mary Pynenburg
Former Director of Planning
City of New Westminster, BC
Sonny Tomic
Sonny Tomic
Urban Designer
City of Calgary, Alberta
Steven Bell
Steven Bell
Project Coordinator
Cultural Office
Economic Development & Culture
City of Toronto, Ontario
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Rosemary Cooper,
Program Director
rcooper@smartgrowth.ca

Alex Tang,
Assistant Coordinator
atang@smartgrowth.ca

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