We’re a team of energetic and passionate people, on a mission to build the next generation of environmental leaders.
Since my son was born in 2002, the global population has grown by over a billion people and shows no signs of slowing down. This growth is putting tremendous pressure on our natural world. Uncontrolled habitat loss, invasive species growth and climate change have put us in the midst of the sixth mass extinction event.
Despite these challenges, I can’t help but be optimistic when I see the passion and commitment children have today. Where adults can become apathetic, children are inherently positive, willing and dedicated to taking action. We see their tenacity and perseverance every day. If we are going to solve these pressing social and environmental issues over the next decade and beyond, we have to harness, foster and support the enthusiasm of our children. It is our goal to nurture children’s optimism for the future, and fuel their confidence by ensuring they have the tools to take action and make a real difference for Canada’s wildlife.
I hope you will join us in creating a world full of Earth Rangers.
Peter Kendall, President
Peter Kendall, President
Tovah Barocas, Vice President, External Relations
Paul Woerner, Director of Live Productions
Bill Litshauer, Senior Director, Operations and Programs
Stephen Persinov, Director of Finance and Administration
Board of Directors
Robert Schad, Chairman Emeritus
Founder and CEO, Athena Automation
Elizabeth Schad, Chair
Louise Clements, Director
Global Agency Lead, ICF Olson
Stephanie Coyles, Director
Corporate Director & Senior Advisor
Steve Levy, Director
Chief Operating Officer, Ipsos Canada
David Palmer, Director
Vice President, Advancement, University of Toronto
Edward Riley, Director
Retired, Head of Distribution, Alliance Atlantis
Cindy Stephenson, Director
Retired, Imperial Oil and Imperial Oil Foundation
Jason Stewart, Director
President, Pol-Econ Canada Research Inc.
Chantelle Spagnola, Director
Partner, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
AVP Philanthropy & Sponsorship at Manulife
Program Director, Globe Series
Director, Communications and Community Investment, Vale
President, Dean Hughes Consulting
Dr. Justina Ray
President & Senior Scientist, Wildlife Conservation Society Canada
Dr. Bridget Stutchbury
Professor, York University
Regan P. Watts
Head: Innovation, Citizenship, and Government Affairs, IBM Canada Ltd.
Advisor, The Ivey Foundation & The Schad Foundation
Earth Rangers’ governance guidelines and policies are available upon request.