Appointed to the Green Communities Canada Board of Directors, 2014.
Stephanie has a passion for bringing people together for community action and holds a BSc degree in Anthropology. Stephanie has been working in the charitable sector for health and environmental causes for 11 years. Since September 2004, Stephanie has engaged community environmental organizations in Peel Region to help build capacity in communities for environmental change. In this role, she also developed a keen ability to hear youth concerns around environmental issues and co-founded the Peel Environmental Youth Alliance (PEYA), with a local secondary school student. As PEYA gained momentum in Peel Region as a project supported by EcoSource, Stephanie began looking more deeply at the youth-adult relationships a the heart of the PEYA-EcoSource collaboration and shared these challenges and successes across the province through the Environmental Youth-Adult Partnerships Project. Stephanie utilized this experience in youth engagement as well as consensus building with multistakeholder groups in projects increasing local and healthy foods in Ontario cafeterias.
Now as Executive Director at EcoSource, Stephanie is thrilled to support the community building and environmental responsibility generated by EcoSource programs in local food, community gardening and urban agriculture, waste reduction, youth leadership and adult environmental education.
At home, Stephanie relishes growing her own humble food garden and building a brand new family with her first baby.