Conseil d'administration

Le conseil d’administration de LST  se compose d’intervenants qui représentent divers aspects de la société canadienne, dont les secteurs privé et public, le milieu de l’éducation, les organisations environnementales et la communauté scientifique.

Présidente du conseil,
Présidente du comité de la programmation

Mme. Susan Langley

Ancienne Secrétaire-Trésorière de la Fédération des Enseignantes
et Fédération Canadienne des Enseignantes et des Enseignants

Susan Langley was Secretary-Treasurer of the Ontario Teachers’ Federation and before that, Executive Director of the Ontario Curriculum Clearinghouse, and Principal/Vice Principal and teacher for 28 years with the Peel Board.

In her retirement Susan maintained active involvement in the Canadian Education system working for The Learning Partnership as a national manager. Since 2012 Susan has been engaged as a consultant with Directions Evidence and Policy Research Group LLP.

Susan has served on the many boards including the Board of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and as its Chair. Susan was also Chair of the OISE/UT Advisory Board. She continues to sit on the Board of Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF) and is currently its Vice Chair.

In 2008 Susan received an Honourary Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine for her contributions to the College and the Profession. Susan also received the 2003 Canadian Teachers’ Federation Special Recognition Award for Meritorious Service to Education.

Vice-président du conseil,
Président du Comité de la Programmation

Dr. Bob Bernhardt

Président et Chef de la Direction
Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

President of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) since 2004, Bob Bernhardt, BSc, MEd, LLM, PhD, has a broad background encompassing post-secondary education, international education, administrative law and medical education.

Dr. Bernhardt’s previous roles in a variety of educational institutions have included faculty, dean, director of planning, director of strategic planning, vice-president and that wonderful title of the 90s, “corporate change leader”. He has also served as director of education for the Law Society of Upper Canada, where he was responsible for Ontario’s bar admission process, continuing legal education and lawyer specialist certification. Dr. Bernhardt has an academic background spanning science, information systems, education, administrative law and leadership in higher education. He has led the creation of new post-secondary education departments overseas, consulted on teacher education programs in the Middle East, and served as the president of the international Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC).

Co-Président du Comité de Financement,
Membre du Comité de Gouvernance, des Nominations, et de Développement du Conseil

Mme. Shirley Chan, OBC

Ancienne Chef de la Direction
Building Opportunities with Business Inner City Society, Vancouver

Shirley Chan retired in 2012 from her position as CEO of the non-profit economic development agency in Canada’s poorest postal code. Previously she was Director of Sustainable Development and Regional Director General of Health Canada, Director of Non-market Housing for Vancouver, Chief of Staff for Vancouver Mayor and various Federal Public Service positions. In the 60s and 70s, Shirley helped organize her neighbourhood to found a community association that stopped demolition of Strathcona and Chinatown; putting an end to the proposed freeway system in Vancouver.

Shirley held leadership roles with boards of UBC, BC Hydro, Vancity Credit Union, Citizen’s Bank, Dr, Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and Learning for a Sustainable Future. She received an Honourary Doctorate (UBC); Outstanding Alumni Award (SFU); YWCA Woman of Distinction Award and Queen’s Jubilee Medal. She has a BA, SFU; MES, York.

Président du Comité de la Vérification et de la Rémunération

M. Jean Piette

BCF Business Law

Member of Fundraising Committee

Mme. Janet Bobechko

Partner, Certified Specialist Environmental Law
WeirFoulds LLP

Membre du Comité de la Programmation

Mme. Carolee Buckler

Conseiller Principal en Politiques
Éducation et Formation Manitoba

Membre du Comité de la Programmation

M. Paul Cuthbert

Cuthbert Consulting

Paul has had the privilege to experience a wide range of portfolios in his career. These include teacher, science, technology and distance learning consultant with Manitoba Education and Training, Curriculum Coordinator, Administrator and Superintendent/CEO. Since his retirement from Evergreen School Division in Manitoba, Paul has formed a consulting company, Cuthbert Consulting and provides services for school divisions and other organizations in the area of governance, policy, planning and leadership development. He is also currently serving as the Mentor for the Manitoba Association of School Superintendents.  Paul served on the EdCan(CEA) Advisory Council, the Manitoba Education for Sustainable Development Leadership Council, Green Manitoba and the Education Research Development Institute (ERDI) until his retirement. He is a former Western Canadian project lead for the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning research project is a former president of the Manitoba Association of School Superintendents. Paul is currently the Chair of the Board of Noventis Credit Union and recently achieved Certified Credit Union Director certification at the Rotman School of Management.

Membre du Comité de Financement

Mme. Frances Edmonds

Directrice des Programmes Environnementaux
HP Canada

In her role as head of Sustainability, Frances Edmonds is responsible for overseeing HP’s full suite of corporate social responsibility programs including strategic partnerships with key nonprofit organizations and an industry leading volunteer program. With Frances’s leadership HP is able to state that HP Canada is the most environmentally responsible IT Company in Canada.

A strong believer in environmental education, Frances has established programs to provide a wide range of environmental education opportunities for Canadians, from kindergarten to companies that are not even HP’s customers.

More recently Frances has turned her attention to community engagement: having managed HP’s global team she now works to develop and implement global environmental education and volunteer programs for HP.

Membre du Conseil​

Mme. Brenda Green

CEO/Director of Education Ile-a-la-Crosse School Division

Membre du Conseil

Mme. Jessica Iida

Senior Consultant: Sustainability and Climate Change

Membre du Conseil​

M. Alex Ikejiani

Ministère de la Justice

Alex Ikejiani is a Certified Specialist in Environmental Law by Law Society of Upper Canada and works for the Department of Justice Canada in Ottawa. The primary focus of his work has been in the areas of environmental law, regulatory prosecution, oceans and resource management law. In the course of his work, Mr. Ikejiani also works closely with the other government departments to enforce compliance of federal environmental laws. Mr. Ikejiani has been the lead counsel on a number of federal regulatory initiatives, including the drafting of eight federal regulations designating Marine Protected Areas under the Oceans Act which protect and conserve vast portions of Canada’s oceans. Mr. Ikejiani has been a sessional lecturer at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, since 2003 and has also lectured with the Institute of the Environment, Faculty of Science. He was appointed as an Adjunct Professor of Environmental Law and Policy with the Civil Law Program at the Law Faculty of the University of Ottawa. He is also the co-instructor for the Willms & Shier Environmental Moot Court at the University of Ottawa. Mr. Ikejiani is a practicing member of the Ontario Law Society, Nova Scotia Bar Society (non-practicing), and Nunavut Law Society (non-practicing).

Membre du Comité de Financement

Mme. Sheila Innes

Professionnelle du développement durable retraitée

À présent, Sheila Innes, récemment retraitée, est engagée dans des activités bénévoles après une carrière dans l'industrie de l'énergie. Tout au long de sa carrière, elle a utilisé les connaissances acquises grâce à son titre d'expert-comptable et à une maîtrise en conception environnementale pour évaluer en détail les aspects économiques, sociaux et environnementaux des projets. Elle possède également une vaste expérience en relations Autochtones, de la consultation communautaire et de la gestion des questions stratégiques.

Sheila aime penser vers l'avenir et travailler avec des organisations pour favoriser le changement afin d'améliorer les conditions environnementales et sociales. Elle est maintenant enthousiaste à l'idée de partager son expérience avec L'éducation au service de la Terre et Solar Alberta par le biais de nominations au conseil d'administration, étant donné le rôle vital que jouent l'éducation et les formes alternatives dans la transition énergétique du pays.

Membre du Conseil

Dre. Marilyn Lambert-Drache

Vice-Président Associée
International Université York

Dr. Marilyn Lambert-Drache has been Associate Vice-President International at York University from 2012 to 2018. In this capacity, she provided leadership to York International and worked with internal and external partners to advance internationalization at York through exchange agreements, curricular initiatives and research collaborations. She holds a PhD in applied and theoretical linguistics from the University of Aix-Marseille in France. Her areas of expertise include experimental phonetics, phonology, and language planning in French-speaking countries. In the last few years, her research has also focused on aspects of the internationalization of higher education – especially the internationalization of the curriculum and teaching for global citizenship. At York University, Marilyn has served as Vice-Chair and Chair of the Faculty of Arts Council, University Adviser on the Status of Women, Associate Dean Student Relations in the (former) Faculty of Arts, and the director of the Centre for Student Success in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.

Conseillers Honoraires

Mme. June Alteen

Strategic Social Plan

Corner Brook, Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador

M. Firman Bentley

Président et Chef de la Direction
ADAMAC Management Group Inc.

Camlachie, Ontario

Mme. Donna Cansfield

Etobicoke, Ontario

Mme. Mary Ferguson

B.C. Hydro

Vancouver, British Columbia

M. Charles Hopkins

UNESCO en Réorientation de la Formation des Enseignants Vers le Développement Durable

Toronto, Ontario

M. Geoff Kereluik

Vice-Président des Ventes Commerciales
Bell Marchés Affaires

Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Diane F. Malley

PDK Projects Inc.

Nanaimo, Colombie-Britannique

M. Alain Pélissier

Ancien Secrétaire-Trésorier
Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ)

Montréal, Québec

M. Robert Slater

Coleman Bright and Associates

Ottawa, Ontario

M. Andrew T.B. Stuart

Sustainability Shift Inc.

Toronto, Ontario

Mme. Yvonne Su

Candidate au Doctorat
Université de Guelph
Toronto, Ontario

Mme. Susan Tanner

Ancienne Directrice Générale
Réseau Canadien de l’Environnement
Ottawa, Ontario

Dr. Gerald Farthing

Ancien Sous-Ministre
Éducation et Formation Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Mme. Giuliana Minardi

Directrice Générale
RBC Capital Markets

Toronto, Ontario

M. David Wheeler

International Higher Education Group
Sydney, Nouvelle-Écosse

Mme. Carly Welham

Chercheur Communautaire
Université Colombie-Britannique

Vancouver, Colombie-Britannique

Mme. Judy Fantham

Directeur Exécutif

Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto.                Toronto, Ontario 

Ancien membre du conseil

Dr. Garth Pickard

Institute of Energy, Environment, and Sustainable Communities
Université de Regina

It is with deep sadness that we mourn the passing of Dr. Garth Pickard, Professor Emeritus at the University of Regina (Faculty of Education) on November 29, 2020.

While Garth only joined the LSF Board of Directors in 2017, our work with him dated back to 2010 when he was instrumental in helping to facilitate the Sustainability and Education Academy in Saskatchewan. He was a champion of ESD in Saskatchewan, Nationally and internationally, and a huge proponent of LSF. He will be missed!

For details on Garth's life please click here.

Président du Conseil Émérite, 2006-2017

Dr. David V.J. Bell

Professeur émérite et ancien doyen
Faculté des Études environnementales
Université York

David Bell, a political scientist by training, was an undergraduate at York University in its earliest years, graduating with his B. A. in 1965. He received his PhD from Harvard University in 1969, and taught at Michigan State University for 2 years before returning to York in 1971 where he served as Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (1981-87) and Dean of the Faculty of Environmental Studies (1992-1996). He was founding Director of YCAS, the York Centre for Applied Sustainability (1996-2003) which later evolved into the York University Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability (IRIS).


David was part of the Canadian delegation to the UNESCO World Conference on ESD in Japan where he served as facilitator for a Workshop entitled “ESD in the post-2015 era: from policy to practice.” In December 2014 a revised version of his paper “Twenty first Century Education: Transformative Education for Sustainability and Responsible Citizenship” was presented for discussion at ACDME (the Association of Canadian Deputy Ministers of Education).


David was the Chair of Learning for a Sustainable Future from 2006-2017. His other roles included: Co-chair of EASO - the Education Alliance for a Sustainable Ontario (; and Co-chair of ESD-Canada ( He served as a member of the National Round Table on Environment and Economy ( from June 2003 to February 2007. From December 2002 until November 2006, David served as Chair of the Board of Directors of Parc-Downsview-Park Inc. (, a federal Crown Corporation whose mandate was to create for the people of Canada an “urban greenspace for the enjoyment of future generations” at former CFB Downsview.


David Bell passed away in January 2017. LSF established the Dr. David V.J. Bell Memorial Fund to continue his legacy of empowering our children to change the world.