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 ten members.

Rodney V. NortheyChair,  Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP

Pamela Robinson, Vice Chair, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Ryerson University

Marcus Ginder, Treasurer, Canopy

David Oved, Secretary, David Oved Environmental Communications

Mary Desjardins, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation  

Eric Bowman, Bowmanview, Gallery on the Farm

David McKeown, City of Toronto, Toronto Public Health

Rick Smith, Broadbent Institute

Dr. Debbie Inglis, Biological Sciences, Faculty of Mathematics and Science, Brock University

Joyce McLean

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. 

Jason Thorne, planningAlliance

Jenn Miller, Consultant, non-profit and philanthropic sectors

Nicola Ross, Woodrising Consulting Inc.

Robert B. Gibson, University of Waterloo

Steve Holysh, Conservation Authorities Moraine Coalition (TRCA)


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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