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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

The Faces of Forests Ontario: Scott Jackson

The Faces of Forests Ontario: Scott Jackson

Posted: July 19, 2018

Name: Scott Jackson Position: Director of Indigenous and Stakeholder Relations Favourite Tree: White pine Scott has been Forests Ontario’s Director of Indigenous and Stakeholder Relations since January of 2018, though he has worked for the organization as a consultant for several years. In addition to building and strengthening Forests Ontario’s relations with Indigenous groups, Scott... Read More

The Faces of Forests Ontario: Kerry McLaven

The Faces of Forests Ontario: Kerry McLaven

Posted: July 17, 2018

Kerry McLaven Position: Director of Operations Favourite tree: Jack pine Since starting at Forests Ontario in 2012 as a volunteer, Kerry has held various positions. In her current role as the Director of Operations, she is responsible for ensuring that funds are aligned with project budgets, identifying gaps in capacity, managing program and project risks... Read More

Heritage Tree Profile: Celebrating a Tree Thriving Far From Home

Heritage Tree Profile: Celebrating a Tree Thriving Far From Home

Posted: July 11, 2018

by Alex Walker Trees are a vital part of the world around us. Not only do they serve an important ecological function, they also serve as markers of our cultural heritage. Forests Ontario’s Heritage Tree Program recognizes unique and historically significant found across the province. The goal of the program is to highlight and celebrate... Read More