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Faces of Forests Ontario: Andrea Curley

Faces of Forests Ontario: Andrea Curley

Posted: August 16, 2018

Name: Andrea Curley  Position: Manager of Business Development Favourite Tree: Sugar maple Andrea began working at Forests Ontario in September 2017 as the Education and Outreach Coordinator, but has since transitioned into her new role as the Manager of Business Development. As such, Andrea keeps busy by communicating with Forests Ontario’s planting partners and corporate... Read More

Ontario Wood Profile: Organic Interiors

Ontario Wood Profile: Organic Interiors

Posted: August 14, 2018

by MJ Kettleborough I know I’m not alone in having an apartment furnished with semi-disposable things. Furniture that serves a purpose, but wouldn’t be missed. In my case, it’s mostly the kind with frustrating assemblies and hard to pronounce Swedish names or hand-me-downs. There’s nothing wrong with that, but I have to admit there’s something... Read More

Down in the Valley: A Piece of History in Toronto’s Urban Forest

Down in the Valley: A Piece of History in Toronto’s Urban Forest

Posted: August 14, 2018

by Alex Walker When you think of a forest, you might picture a space in the heart of the Canadian wilderness. Surrounded by tall trees, the forest offers you a spot to quietly contemplate the world around you and spend some time in the natural environment. This might be a complete contrast to the image... Read More

Faces of Forests Ontario: Kim Sellers

Faces of Forests Ontario: Kim Sellers

Posted: August 9, 2018

Name: Kim Sellers Position: Development Officer Favourite Tree: Corkscrew Willow Kim has been with Forests Ontario as the Development Officer since early 2017. Through her role, Kim supports all of Forests Ontario’s programs in varying capacity, whether through liaising with or reporting back to our sponsors or partners; researching, writing, and reviewing proposals for new... Read More

Faces of Forests Ontario: Ashley Funk

Faces of Forests Ontario: Ashley Funk

Posted: August 7, 2018

Name: Ashley Funk Position: Awareness Coordinator Favourite Tree: White pine Awareness Coordinator Ashley has been an invaluable member of the Forests Ontario team since she started in September 2017. Ashley is responsible for keeping track of and organizing events, finding employees to attend specific events, and performing general office administration. Her typical work day involves... Read More

Faces of Forests Ontario: Azra Fazal

Faces of Forests Ontario: Azra Fazal

Posted: August 2, 2018

Name: Azra Fazal Position: Acting Communications Manager Favourite Tree: Ginkgo biloba As acting Communications Manager, Azra plays a key role in advancing awareness among the general public and forestry community at Forests Ontario. Since joining the Forests Ontario team in October of 2017 as Communications Officer, Azra’s work days have been filled with a range... Read More

Heritage Tree Driving Tour: Toronto to Algonquin Park

Heritage Tree Driving Tour: Toronto to Algonquin Park

Posted: August 1, 2018

by Alex Walker Weekends in the summer are a time to unwind, relax and get outside. Whether you are camping, cottaging or simply enjoying the great outdoors, here in Ontario we’re lucky enough to have access to a whole lot of green! Why not take advantage of all of that nature by embarking on a... Read More

Faces of Forests Ontario: Alex Walker

Faces of Forests Ontario: Alex Walker

Posted: July 31, 2018

Name: Alex Walker Position: Heritage Tree Intern Favourite tree: Northern catalpa Joining the Forests Ontario team for the summer is Alex Walker, our Heritage Tree Intern. Working alongside Forests Ontario’s Education Manager Allison Hands, Alex is busy learning the ropes, reaching out to interested organizations, and fielding questions about the Heritage Tree program. Alex is... Read More

Faces of Forest Ontario: Steph Burns

Faces of Forest Ontario: Steph Burns

Posted: July 26, 2018

Name: Steph Burns Position: Forestry Program Manager Favourite Tree: American elm Steph has played an integral role in Forests Ontario forestry programs since she started in 2014. As the Forestry Program Manager, her tasks vary depending on the season, though she is always busy overseeing the 50 Million Tree Program and the growth of Forest... Read More

Faces of Forests Ontario: Allison Hands

Faces of Forests Ontario: Allison Hands

Posted: July 24, 2018

Name: Allison Hands Position: Education Manager Favourite Tree: Tamarack Forests Ontario has been lucky to have Allison Hands on board for the past eight years! Before stepping into her current role, Allison started as a Program Administrator and then worked as the Membership Services Coordinator. Her typical work day involves connecting with partners and planning... Read More