Staff and Consultants
In addition to the staff members, LSF employs consultants from across Canada who give workshops, perform studies, conduct research, and translate LSF's documents.
Pamela has over 20 years of progressive experience in strategic planning, policy development, project management, research and writing. She served as Ontario Program Director for Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF) from 1995- 2002 coordinating research, policy development, teacher training and curriculum materials development. As of December 2002, Pamela has served as National Executive Director of Learning for a Sustainable Future. Her prior positions include: Coordinator of the Ontario Premier's Council; Manager of Policy and Programs for the Ontario Round Table on Environment and Economy; Education Program Officer for the Ontario Ministry of Energy; and Energy Manager, Planning and Development Department for the City Of Brampton. Pamela has a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University.
Elaine Rubinoff, Director of Programs and Administration
Elaine Rubinoff has worked for Learning for a Sustainable Future since 1995. She began as Program Manager providing partnership development and project management until 2002 at which time she assumed the role of Director of Programs and Administration. Elaine’s prior positions include: Administrative Assistant in the Legal and Commodities Departments at George Weston Limited; Registered Sales Representative at Richardson Greenshields; Aboriginal Parole Officer with the Toronto Parole Board. Elaine is a graduate of York University.
Angela Heagle, Project Coordinator
Angela Heagle works with teachers and students to deliver projects focused on education for sustainable development in classrooms across Canada. She is currently coordinating EcoLeague, Project FLOW, and Step Outside. Prior to joining LSF, Angela gained knowledge of policy through a variety of research projects and experience working with children and youth as a private music teacher and choir director. Angela has a B.A. (Hons.) from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Criminology and Justice Studies and a Bachelor of Education (P/J) from York University. She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Environmental Studies and a diploma in Environmental and Sustainability Education from York University.
Teri Burgess, Educational Consultant
Teri Burgess has been teaching for over seven years at both the elementary and secondary levels in Zimbabwe, York Region and the north shore of Lake Superior. Teri completed her Masters in sustainability education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto. She works with Learning for a Sustainable Future to create resources and workshops to help citizens work toward a globally just and ecologically positive future. Teri walks the talk by facilitating and participating in action projects to improve the sustainability of her local community.
Annette Dubreuil, Marketing, Communications and Development
Annette Dubreuil is a Master of Business Administration graduate from the Schulich School of Business at York University, where she specialized in Business and Sustainability, as well as strategy and nonprofits. She also holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Waterloo, specializing in environmental science and business. While at Schulich, she was the editor of the Sustainable Enterprise Brief, a quarterly publication produced by the Sustainable Enterprise Academy and Net Impact for senior executives in business, government and civil society. Annette endeavours to help organizations become more sustainable.
Natalie Gibb, Workshop Leader
Natalie has worked with both Learning for a Sustainable Future and the Sierra Youth Coalition on projects aiming to integrate sustainability into the curriculum, operations, and culture of Canadian schools. Currently, she works as an instructor in Saint Lawrence College’s Sustainable Local Food Certificate Program. She has an M.A. in Sociology from Simon Fraser University, and a B.Sc. in Environmental Science from McGill University. She grew up in Hudson (the first town in Canada to ban pesticides for cosmetic purposes) and now makes her home in Gatineau, Quebec.
Stan Kozak, Policy and Programmes, Curriculum Specialist
Stan’s experience in the formal learning system includes teaching at most grade levels, Board of Education Curriculum Consultant in Science and Environmental Issues, and Education Officer at the Ontario Ministry of Education, Curriculum and Policy Branch. Since 1997 he has provided independent consultative support to a wide range of organizations. Working in association with LSF for many years, he currently provides support in curriculum, policy and professional development. He is co-author of Connecting the Dots: Key Learning Strategies for Environmental Education, Citizenship and Sustainability, and project leader on many of LSF’s Key themes in sustainability initiatives.
Jim Petrie, Atlantic Provinces, Curriculum Specialist
Jim has spent 26 years in the public school system as a teacher and department head. Since leaving the classroom he has served as Director of the New Brunswick Global Education Project, New Brunswick Director of Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), Consultant for CRB Heritage Project, Consultant for the Global Classroom Initiative (GCI), Consultant for Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF), Assessor for the Canadian Heritage Program, Lecturer in UNB Faculty of Education and Chair of UNICEF New Brunswick. Jim has contributed to curriculum development in both New Brunswick and the Atlantic Provinces and has helped shape much of the social studies curriculum provincially and regionally. He has participated in a number of study groups including the Holocaust and Hope Study Tour of Germany, Poland, and Israel, the Keizai Koho Study Tour of Japan, the NATO Study Tour of France and Belgium, the United States Peace Institute in Washington and the International Development and Research Council Costa Rica Study Tour.
Chris Porter, Curriculum Specialist
Chris retired from teaching in 2006 after 32 years as a teacher and principal. Most of that time was spent at Tantramar Regional High School in Sackville, New Brunswick where he helped establish The Tantramar Wetlands Centre, well-known nationally for its innovative approach to environmental education. He has served on provincial curriculum committees, led regional workshops for science teachers and in recent years has spoken to public audiences across Canada about the value of experiential approaches to teaching. Since retiring from the public school system, Chris has held part-time positions with St. Thomas University’s Faculty of Education and Mount Allison University’s Coastal Wetlands Institute. In addition to managing Resources for Rethinking, he continues to enjoy working directly with teachers through his involvement with LSF and the Tantramar Wetlands Centre.
Susan de la Riva
Susan de la Riva has taught for the past 20 years mostly at the post-secondary level. She is currently completing her Master of Education through Nipissing University where her focus will be on Environmental Education Leadership. For the past few years, she has presented environmental education workshops to students and teachers at the elementary and secondary levels in the Sudbury area. Working for both The Dearness Environmental Society and for Learning for a Sustainable Future, Susan delivers workshops to school assemblies, classrooms and one-on-one teacher consultations.
Robert Adamson, Workshop Leader
M.J. Barret, Workshop Leader
Sandrine Desaulniers, Workshop Leader
Susan Elliott, Workshop Leader
Key Learning Strategies for Environmental Education, Citizenship and Sustainability