Whitefish River First Nation Community Centre, Birch Island, 17A Rainbow Ridge Road beside Hwy #6 *please note the change of location*, 930am-12pm
We welcome two featured speakers this year in conjunction with McGregor Bay Association starting at 10:30. The first speaker is Shannon Carto speaking on “What Climate Change Means for Northern Ontario”. We also welcome Pat Chow Frazier, Professor and Biologist from McMasters University and who has been testing the waters of the North Channel for many years and will be speaking on water quality and the health of our region at 11:15.
Shannon Carto biography
Shannon Carto is a newly appointed member of the Office of the Auditor General’s climate change team, under the Commissioner of the Environment. Shannon provides expertise in climate change science and management, including community energy management, carbon finance, greenhouse gas reporting and quantification and climate change adaptation planning.
Shannon holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Waterloo, a Masters of Science in Climate Modelling and Physical Oceanography from the University of Victoria, and a Doctorate in Paleoclimatology from the University of Toronto. Prior to joining the Auditor General’s Office, Shannon was a Policy Advisor to the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario and before that she was the Climate Change Specialist for the Town of Caledon and an Advisor to the Region of Peel’s Climate Change Strategy. Shannon has also worked with the Canadian Water Network, a non-profit organization, where she designed and managed multi-disciplinary research projects across Canada that addressed key water management issues related to climate change, environmental pollution and land use planning.
Shannon is passionately committed to inspiring and empowering citizens and governments at all levels to take effective and urgent action against climate change. When she is not working, Shannon spends her time running after her 2 year old son and trying desperately to carve out some time for gardening, camping, travelling and hiking.
Whitefish River First Nation Community Centre, Birch Island, Hwy #6
Saturday, August, 3rd 2019
Saturday, August 3rd, 2019