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Founders
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Lisa Mintz

Executive Director

Lisa Mintz is an environmentalist, fundraiser and community

organizer. In the past 8 years she has been part of many important

undertakings to save greenspaces in Montreal. She is a founding

member of Sauvons l’Anse a l’Orme which has succeeded in creating the largest municipal park in Canada, the Grand Parc de l’Ouest, in the West Island. Lisa also spent several years working to save the Technoparc St. Laurent wetlands, a project which is now bearing fruit.

 

Most notably, Lisa, with her silent partner John Symon created Sauvons la falaise! This group has worked very hard to create the 7th grand parc on the Island of Montreal, grand parc de l'éco territoire de la falaise St. Jacques, currently under construction in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (NDG) and the Southwest of Montreal.

 

Lisa received the Nature Inspiration Award in 2021 for her work on this important project. She was also presented with the medal of The National Assembly by MNA Kathleen Weil. 

Lisa has brought the partnerships she started while saving the falaise to UrbaNature. She has led many educational walks, citizen science activities, cleanups and more, in green spaces. Delighting in introducing people of all ages to the joys of nature, Lisa is currently teaching environmental education programs in the falaise St. Jacques and other urban green spaces.

 

She believes in experiential learning and feels that nature is the best classroom a person can have! As a passionate volunteer and implicated community member, she is a past board member of NDG Community Council, presently on the board of Green Coalition, and a regular member of several other groups. 

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Holly McIntyre

Director of Curriculum & Programming

An educator with nearly 20 years of experience in outdoor and experiential education, Holly is a certified elementary teacher in  and has taught at all levels of education from preschool to CEGEP. She is passionate about creating opportunities for place-based and contextual learning that allows students to connect to their environment and community.

 

Holly is also an outdoor instructor and a trainer with the Outdoor Council of Canada and Paddle Canada. Her experience teaching outdoor and adventure education, combined with her experience as an educator, allow her a unique perspective into the needs of teachers and schools wishing to incorporate more outdoor learning into their programs. Holly teaches in the Écoéducation par la Nature program through the Cegep du Rivière du Loup. 

 Holly is excited about helping people discover and appreciate the Nature that we find all around us, right here in the city! Her Master's research explored how the use of outdoor learning can contribute to the well-being of teachers.

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