About the Foundation
The Foundation operates as an independent, charitable organization, and receives funding from the Government of Ontario and other public and private support to make strategic investments that bolster the richness of life in the Greenbelt. Since 2005, we have invested and leveraged matching dollars totaling more than $47 million through investment in farming, environmental protection and tourism projects to make the Greenbelt a great place to live, work, play, and grow.
Our vision is a vibrant and healthy Greenbelt with a protected and restored natural environment, a thriving rural economy, a robust agricultural sector, opportunities for outdoor recreation, and patterns of urban settlement that support the integrity of the Greenbelt.
The Greenbelt Foundation is dedicated to promoting and sustaining the Greenbelt as a vital, valuable, and permanent safeguard for our future that enhances the quality of life for all residents of Ontario.
We protect and enhance Ontario's Greenbelt through education, research, grantmaking, and partnerships. Click here for details on our current areas of focus.
The Greenbelt Foundation is grateful to its principal supporter, the Government of Ontario.
Board of Directors
The Foundation’s Board of Directors ensures the Foundation’s policies, grants, management, and investment reflects the mission to promote and sustain the Greenbelt as a beneficial, valuable, and permanent feature, enhancing the quality of life for all residents of Ontario.Dr. David McKeown, Chair, Public Health Physician, Former Minister of Health, City of Toronto
Mary Lou Tanner, Vice-Chair, 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 Duc, Forrer Farms
David Lindsay, President and CEO at Council of Ontario Universities
Danielle Collins, Economic Development Policy Analyst, Ontario Federation of Agriculture
An external Advisory Committee supports the Foundation’s grant-making activity.
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 Wildlife Fund
Steve Holysh, CAMC Chief Hydrogeologist, Conservation Authorities Moraine Coalition
Office of the CEO
VP, Research and Policy
Director of Development
Director of Communications
We are committed to public transparency and accountability. If you do not find the documents that you are looking for, please contact us.
Conflict of Interest and Code of Conduct Policy [PDF 278 KB]
2017-2018 Annual Reports (Foundation)
2016-2017 Annual Reports (Foundation)
2015-2016 Annual Reports (Foundation)
Please contact us for more historical annual reports.
Board Meeting Minutes
All board minutes are provided in PDF format. You can download minutes from the three most recent board meetings below. Please contact us for more board minutes not listed on this page.
Our financial statements have been prepared by KPMG. In our commitment to maintaining organizational transparency, these statements are made available by individual request and are publicly accessible online.