Nébesna FortinNébesna was born and raised in an ecovillage called La Cité Écologique in Québec, Canada. Since 2010 she has been working as outreach program coordinator. In 2014, she took part in an EDE course in Findhorn and since then has been planning and facilitating an EDE each summer in French. Her passion is with connect people, projects and networks to share the best tools that can support the transition toward respectful, fulfilling, sustainable lifestyles.
La Cité Écologique, QC : www.citeecologique.org
Lee DaviesHe is committed to helping people change toward sustainability through his work with the Ecovillage movement, living in a family Ecovillage and through Tycoed Restorative Farm, a permaculture based, organic, regenerative farm. Tycoed was awarded the Healthy Communities award by the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority. He has a Doctorate in Adult Education – University of Toronto – and is a Certified Human Resource Leader. He served as Treasurer of the Global Ecovillage Network, as President of Ecovillage Network of the Americas now GENNA and of the Ecovillage Network of Canada now Ecovillages Canada. He continues to serve on Boards at the Country and local levels.
Tycoed Restorative Farm, ON
Michael HaleMichael Hale is an activist with a longstanding interest in intentional community, and a devotion to environmental, social and climate justice. Profoundly influenced by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992 and subsequent formation of the Global Ecovillage Network, he joined with a group committed to creating an Ecovillage in the Lower Mainland of BC, Canada. This led to becoming a founding member of the Yarrow Ecovillage in 2002. The Ecovillage’s quest is to create a more sustainable way of living on the planet. The vision incorporates organic farming, green building, total water care, stream restoration, and building a community with a strong conservation ethic.
Yarrow Ecovillage, BC
Jacob BullerHis family lived at Whole Village, an ecovillage in the Caledon area of Ontario for a year and is now living in Gimli, Manitoba. He is a board member on the Ecovillages Canada team, and participates with the Global Ecovillage Network North America (GENNA) meetings as well. He is excited to bring his organizational and web development skillsets to this community.
Formerly Whole Village,ON
Brandy GallagherBrandy Gallagher is a founder and developer of O.U.R. Ecovillage. A designer and educator, she has worked with local and international community builders to create the 25 acres Sustainable Living Demonstration Site and Education Centre. Brandy has served as an Executive Director of the non-profit Cooperative dedicated to educational outreach projects. She has worked with legal and research teams to design a series of precedent-setting regulatory processes. Most happily found knee-deep on the farm and working with youth and food systems…..and restoring justice within the collective commons!
O.U.R. Ecovillage, BC