Governance & Policy


Board of Directors

The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation is dedicated to promoting and sustaining the Greenbelt as a beneficial, valuable, and permanent feature, enhancing the quality of life for all residents of Ontario. Our Board of Directors helps the Foundation obtain these goals, ensuring the Foundation’s policies, grants, investment, management, and investment reflects these objectives. Currently, our Board of Directors consists of eleven members.

Dr. David McKeown, Chair, Public Health Physician, Former MOH, City of Toronto

Mary Lou Tanner, Vice-Chair, Former Deputy City Manager, City of Burlington

David Oved, Secretary, David Oved Environmental Communications

Joyce McLean, Treasurer, McLean and Associates 

Mary McGrath, Executive Director, GreenLearning Canada Foundation 

Heather Tay, Principal, Solve Consulting

Ray DucForrer Farms

David Lindsay, President and CEO at Council of Ontario Universities

Danielle Collins, Economic Development Policy Analyst, Ontario Federation of Agriculture 

Franco Naccarato, Executive Director, Ontario Independent Meat Processors

Susan McGovern, Vice President, Ontario Tech University

Advisory Committee

The Foundation is a grant-making organization. Grant proposals are reviewed by Foundation staff, by an external Advisory Committee and by the Board of Directors. 

Charles Stevens, Vice Chair, Member of the Management Committee, Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association

Ed Sajecki, Planning Consultant, Founding Partner at Sajecki Planning Inc.

Mark Reusser, Vice President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Mark Stabb, Program Manager, Nature Conservancy Canada

Robert B. Gibson, Professor Department of Environment and Resource Studies, University of Waterloo

Sarah Winterton, Director, Nature in Economy & Communities, World Wide Fund 

Steve Holysh, CAMC Chief Hydrogeologist, Conservation Authorities Moraine Coalition

Policies & Board Minutes

We're committed to public transparency and accountability. The Foundation's Information and Privacy Policy, Conflict of Interest and Code of Conduct Policy, and the current Strategic Plan are publicly accessible. Minutes of the meetings of the Board of Directors are also published and available.

Board Minutes

All board minutes are provided in .pdf format.










For minutes earlier than 2010, please contact us.

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