Hello everyone, I am honoured and pleased to lead Ecotrust Canada as we move to deepen our impact and increase our resources. Digging into the work, I find inspiration, impact, creativity and knowledge; Ecotrust Canada is a problem solver with deep and trusted relationships in communities throughout Canada.
As I begin to meet the many partners with whom we work I am struck by their deep respect for our history and our accomplishments. This is a critical time in Canada as the country grapples with the impact of low oil prices, a falling Canadian dollar and
recognition of the need for reconciliation with First Nations.
Wherever I look there is a hunger for social entrepreneurship and innovation. Two weeks ago I attended GLOBE2016 where Prime Minister Trudeau reinforced that the federal government is open to new partnerships and new ideas. I attended the CFE West conference on foundation and endowment investments and found the room abuzz with conservation about impact investing.
The doors of opportunity are opening wide and Ecotrust Canada is ready to lead the way.
In the months to come we will be highlighting the critical role that Ecotrust Canada’s leadership plays throughout Canada. I invite you to join us in our efforts to build economic alternatives in the places we call home.