ABOUT

This exciting grass-roots Canada 150 project is being created and lead by a team of passionate and dedicated 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.  She 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

 

Barbara Robson, Toronto DSB

 

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

erin-3-crop-150x150  Erin O’Rourke, Upper Canada DSB

helen  Helen Dewaard, Lakehead University

 

Jay Dubois, Avon Maitland DSB

kathryn  Kathryn MacLean, Ottawa Catholic DSB

laurie  Laurie Mask, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board

 

Louise Robitaille, Retired Teacher, RTO, Ontario

 

Marge Kobewka, Edmonton Public SB

maureen  Maureen Richardson, Hamilton Wentworth Catholic DSB

IMG_5830  Robert Wiebe, Waterloo Region SDB

Rola  Rola Tibshirani, Ottawa Catholic DSB

 

Yolanta Krawiecki, Ottawa Catholic DSB

 

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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