ABOUT

This exciting grass-roots Canada 150 project is being created and lead by a passionate team of elementary educators who span the country from coast to coast to coast, including English, French, and Indigenous teachers, and project “ambassadors” in all 13 provinces and territories. 

National Coordinators

WorkingThe Kids’ Guide to Canada project was conceived in the winter of 2015 by Cathy Beach, a recently retired elementary teacher. Founder and national co-ordinator for the project, Cathy is a multiple award-winning educator with 44 years of experience working in the fields of outdoor, environmental, and elementary education.  With a background in leadership and Outdoor and Environmental Education, Cathy founded and was the Executive Director of EarthDay 1990 for the province of Ontario, and has quietly provided years of educational leadership in person and online at the local and provincial levels throughout Ontario.

View More: http://kaufmanklicks.pass.us/leighHelping to coordinate the project is Leigh CassellCo-Founder of A Kids’ Guide to Canada and a Technology Coach for the Avon Maitland District School Board in Ontario. Leigh is the Founder and President of the Digital Human Library which she created in 2011 to provide a way for teachers from JK-12 to connect their students with experts around the world. Leigh is an Apple Distinguished Educator, certified Google Educator, SMART Certified Interactive Teacher (SCIT), and Founder of the AMDSB EdTech Learning Community. 

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AKGTC National Committee

aniya  Aniya Kaeja, Teacher, Toronto

 

……………………Emily Mayne, Student Advocate, Newfoundland

erin-3-crop-150x150  Erin O’Rourke, Upper Canada District School Board

helen  Helen Dewaard, Lakehead University

 

……………………Jay Dubois, Avon Maitland District School Board

kathryn  Kathryn MacLean, Ottawa Catholic District School Board

laurie  Laurie Mask, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board

maureen  Maureen Richardson, Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board

IMG_5830  Robert Wiebe, Waterloo Region District School Board

Rola  Rola Tibshirani, Ottawa Catholic School Board

 

LAKEHEAD FACULTY of EDUCATION INTERNS:

Amberly Ferguson

Madison Yearwood

 

AMBASSADORS:

……………………… British Columbia – Janet Chow

……………………… Alberta

……………………… Saskatchewan

……………………… Manitoba

……………………… Ontario

……………………… Quebec – English

……………………… Quebec – French

……………………… New Brunswick

……………………… Nova Scotia

……………………… Prince Edward Island

……………………… Newfoundland & Labrador – Emily Mayne

……………………… Nunavut

……………………… Northwest Territories

……………………… Yukon

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