Through Vision2030, Sustainability Network is collaborating with the environmental community to define where the ENGO community needs and wants to be in the next 10 years and what capacity challenges and gaps need to be addressed to get us there.

Planning for 2030

Sustainability Network is collaborating with the environmental community and leading Vision2030, a sector capacity building initiative. Together we are defining community needs and capacity gaps and developing the programs that will help the ENGO sector rise the the challenges of the next decade.

The pandemic is a fundamental shock to society but it’s also an opportunity to rethink our systems and consider a societal reset that includes the nonprofit sector. Despite a lack of clarity and maybe even because of it, now is the time for reflection and consideration of the kind of future we want to build and to determine the factors that will speed and guide the recovery.

In June 2022, we provided the time and space for ENGO leaders to grapple with five key discussion areas and explore the critical role organizational capacity building could play in helping these organizations move through the crisis and this decade. All this to empower the Sustainability Network to support the ENGO community so that it flourishes and reaches its full potential.

Participants in the process to date have been the c-suite of Canada’s largest ENGOs as well as executive directors and senior staff of youth-led and medium sized staffed organizations as well as ENGO BIPOC leaders.


Suzanne Karajaberlian, Managing Director Environmental Defence & Chair Sustainability Network
Paul Bubelis, Executive Director, Sustainability Network (host)
Anastasia Lintner, Deputy Executive Director CELA & Former Chair, Sustainability Network
John Lounds, Senior Advisor to the President & CEO, Nature Conservancy of Canada
Bruce Lourie, President & CEO, Ivey Foundation


Anna-Liza Badaloo, PT Vision2030 Associate, Sustainability Network
Lynn Ferguson, Principal, Social Impact Advisors (retreat facilitator)
Steve S.J. Lee, Principal, Steve S.J. Lee Consulting (post retreat analysis)


Aaron Myran
, Executive Director, Future Majority
Adil Darvesh, Communications Manager, CPAWS Yukon
Allyson Brady
, Executive Director, Saskatchewan Environmental Society
*Ama Deawuo, Executive Director, SeedChange
*Beatrice Ekoko, Faith and the Common Good
Cedric Smith, Manager Human and Financial Capital, Pembina
Chris McLaughlin, Executive Director, Bay Area Restoration Council
*Chris Rider, CPAWS Yukon
*Christy Ferguson, Greenpeace
*Christopher Pullen, National Director Sustainability Solutions, Ducks Unlimited Canada
Danah Duke, Executive Director, Miistakis Institute
Dawn Carr, Director Strategic Conservation, Nature Conservancy of Canada
*Devon Page, Ecojustice
*Dominique Souris, Youth Climate Lab
*Eli Enns, Co-Founder & President, IISAAK OLAM Foundation
Elliot Fox, Indigenous Conservation Consultant, Miistakis Institute
Graham Saul, Executive Director, Nature Canada
Gretchen Fitzgerald, National Program Director, Sierra Club of Canada Foundation
Hannah Askew, Executive Director, Sierra Club BC
*Ian Bruce, David Suzuki Foundation
Ian Klesmer, Director Strategy and Grants, The Atmospheric Fund
Jason Unger, Executive Director Environmental Law Centre
*Jessica Clogg, Executive Director & Senior Counsel, West Coast Environmental Law
Justina Ray, President & Senior Scientist, Wildlife Conservation Society Canada
Kat Cadungog, Executive Director, Foundation for Environmental Stewardship
Kecia Kerr, Executive Director, CPAWS Northern Alberta
Logan McIntosh, Director of Campaigns and Organizing,  Stand.earth
Lois Lindsay, Acting Advancement Officer, Evergreen
Maggy Burns, Executive Director, Ecology Action Centre
Mara Shaw, Executive Director, National Farmers Union
Megan Leslie, President & CEO, World Wildlife Fund Canada
Montana Burgess, Executive Director, West Kootenay EcoSociety
*Naolo Charles, Co-Founder, Canadian Coalition for Environmental and Climate Justice
Natalie Odd, Executive Director, Alberta Environmental Network
*Paulette Fox, Elder Loge, Conservation Through Reconciliation
Raissa Marks, Interim Executive Director, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
Ron Thiessen, Executive Director, CPAWS Manitoba
*Sandra Schwartz, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
Sarah Palmer, Director of Conservation Programs, Yellowstone to Yukon
Sarah Van Exan, Executive Director, GreenPAC
*Shaun Trainor, Partnerships & Development Manager, Youth Climate Lab
Silke Nebel, VP Science & Conservation, Birds Canada
Stephanie Merrill, CEO, Nature Trust of New Brunswick
*Steven Nitah, Managing Director, Indigenous Relations, Nature for Justice
*Teika Newton, Climate Action Network Canada
Theresa McClenaghan, Executive Director & Counsel, Canadian Environmental Law Association
Tim Gray, Executive Director, Environmental Defence

*Supportive and/or involved in lead-up but unable to attend the June 2022 gathering.

We were energized by the recommendations, suggestions and discussions that took place June 2022 at Kingbridge and are in the midst of conversations with the funding community that we hope will enable us to deliver resulting ENGO capacity building programs in 2023 and beyond.

We are excited by the opportunity to bring together Canada’s most respected environmental NGO leaders and funders so that together we can inject a significant capacity building pulse of activity into Canada’s environmental nonprofit community.