Sustainability Network in collaboration with key ENGO leaders is developing a visioning process (Vision 2030) 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

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.

Our goal is to provide the time and space for ENGO leaders and funders to grapple with what the recovery means for Canada and in particular what critical role ENGO capacity building will 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 potential.

Participants in the process to date have been the c-suite of Canada’s largest ENGOs as well as executive directors of youth-led and smaller staffed organizations as well as ENGO BIPOC leaders. We have convened the ENGO leadership group twice virtually and will physically convene this group as well as key representatives of the funding community as soon as possible.

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 in 2022 and beyond.


Paul Bubelis, Executive Director, Sustainability Network (host)
Anastasia Lintner, Special Projects Counsel CELA & 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)


Allyson Brady, Executive Director, Saskatchewan Environmental Society
Ama Deawuo, Executive Director, SeedChange
Anjali Helferty, Executive Director, Canadian  Association of Physicians for theEnvironment
Beatrice Ekoko, Communications Manager, Faith and the Common Good
Chris Rider, Executive Director, CPAWS Yukon
Christy Ferguson, Executive Director, Greenpeace
Colleen Thorpe, Directrice générale, Équiterre
Damien Lee, Assistant Professor & Canada  Research Chair in Biskaabiiyang and Indigenous Political Resurgence, X  University
Devon Page, Executive Director, Ecojustice
Dominique Souris, Co-Founder & Executive  Director, Youth Climate Lab
Dawn Carr, Director Strategic Conservation, Nature Conservancy of Canada
Graham Saul, Executive Director, Nature Canada
Gretchen Fitzgerald, National Program Director, Sierra Club of Canada Foundation
Hadley Archer, Executive Director Nature United
Ian Bruce, Deputy Executive Director, David Suzuki Foundation
Janet Sumner, Executive Director, Wildlands League
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
Kathleen Padulo, Director of Environment, Chiefs of Ontario
Larry Kaumeyer, CEO, Ducks Unlimited
Linda Coady, Executive Director, Pembina
Maggy Burns, Executive Director, Ecology Action Centre
Megan Leslie, President & CEO, World Wildlife Fund Canada
Meredith Adler, Executive Director, Student Energy
Montana Burgess, Executive Director, West Kootenay EcoSociety
Naolo Charles, Founder, Black Environmental Initiative
Patrick Nadeau, President, Birds Canada
Priyanka Lloyd, Executive Director, Green Economy Canada
Ron Thiessen, Executive Director, CPAWS Manitoba
Sandra Schwartz, National Executive Director, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
Severn Cullis-Suzuki, Executive Director, David Suzuki Foundation
Silke Nebel, VP Science & Conservation, Birds Canada
Stephanie Merrill, CEO, Nature Trust of New Brunswick
Steven Nitah, Senior Advisor, Indigenous Leadership Initiative
Theresa McClenaghan, Executive Director & Counsel, Canadian Environmental Law Association
Tim Gray, Executive Director, Environmental Defence
Tzeporah Berman, International Program Director,  Stand.earth