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 in June 2022 and engage the funding community to maintain momentum..

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.


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)


Aaron Myran, Executive Director, Future Majority
Adil Darvesh, Communications Manager, CPAWS Yukon
Allyson Brady
, Executive Director, Saskatchewan Environmental Society
Ama Deawuo, Executive Director, SeedChange
Cedric Smith, Manager Human and Financial Capital, Pembina
Chris McLaughlin, Executive Director, Bay Area Restoration Council
Christopher Pullen, National Director Sustainability Solutions, Ducks Unlimited Canada
Danah Duke, Executive Director, Miistakis Institute
Dawn Carr, Director Strategic Conservation, Nature Conservancy of Canada
Eli Enns, Co-Founder & President, IISAAK OLAM Foundation
Elliot Fox, Indigenous Community Liaison, The Resilience 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 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
Sarah Palmer, Director of Conservation Programs, Yellowstone to Yukon
Sarah Van Exan, Executive Director, GreenPAC
Sandra Schwartz, National Executive Director, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
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
Theresa McClenaghan, Executive Director & Counsel, Canadian Environmental Law Association
Tim Gray, Executive Director, Environmental Defence